Travis had lots of laughter tackling this month’s craft challenge from Highlights magazine: to make a snowman using anything except cotton balls. This very open-ended project had Travis raiding the craft bin for anything that seemed snowman-like: think white and fluffy. We also thought about accessories: orange for carrot noses, pom poms for buttons, etc.
On his suggestion, I cut out two circles from white felt to be the snowman’s body. From there, Travis veered in a decidedly nontraditional direction!
First we used old thread and wiggle eyes for the face. Travis glued on a piece of string upside down to make it a sad snowman – oh no!
Then he decided it was sad Santa (because no one believed in him!), and added red pom poms buttons and a “belt,”
The snowman got sillier and sillier from there, briefly adorned with holiday-patterned cupcake liners, and then soon denuded of its items.
Travis thought ripping things off the felt was almost as fun as crafting them on. I guess snowmen do melt!