A Note From Angie
I convinced my 14-year-old and 38-year-old dudes to participate in a fun Christmas craft last year, and there was virtually no complaining! I had to do all the set-up and all the clean-up, but that’s the price you have to pay sometimes.
- Find several socks, some with patterns, some pure white. (This is a great craft for using up mate-less socks, and it almost guarantees that the mates will magically reappear in the laundry tomorrow!)
- Cut off the foot of a white sock, straight across, just below the curve of the heel. Stuff it with quilt batting.
- Fill a small baggie with pebbles or something else for use as a weight. Stuff the filled baggie in the open end of the sock, then stitch the sock closed with a needle and thread. This stitch job need not be pretty, as no one will really see it. (Hot glue might also work if you’re anti-needle-and-thread.)
- Find a patterned sock and cut off a portion of the tube for use as a sweater. Slip it onto your snowman. If desired, cut off the very tip of the same sock’s toe and use it for your snowman’s hat.
- Paint a toothpick orange, allow it to dry, and poke it into the sock as a carrot nose. Stitch or hot-glue button eyes or googly eyes to your snowman.
- Add scarves, buttons, and pompoms as desired to dress up your snowman.