One thing I never really realized until I was an adult and child care provider, attempting to make snowmen with my group was that it takes a special kind of snow to make a snowman. Conditions have to be right – the right amount of moisture in the snow in order for it to stick together. Every snow is not snowman making snow. No worries with this one though, you can dress Frosty the felt snowman anytime!
Dress Frosty the Felt Snowman
I made Frosty out of felt and random craft supplies I already had except for the snowman button set.
- Snowman Button Set – I found them at JoAnn Fabrics
- Stiff white felt
- Velcro – rough side
- Brown craft foam
- cardboard for boots, back of arms
- pom poms, buttons, ribbon, paint, fabric
- hot glue gun
- Using the white felt, cut three circles for snowman. Hot glue together (or leave separate if you want to use the felt pieces on the floor). Cut slits for arms. Tack to wall.
- With a piece of black craft felt, cut a hat shape and paint black (or use white felt and paint black). Embellish as desired. Add a strip of the rough side of Velcro to back of hat.
- Cut boot shapes from cardboard, paint and embellish. Add a strip of the rough side of Velcro to back to the top of each boot.
- Choose a color of felt for mittens. Cut mitten shapes from felt. Glue together and embellish as desired.
- From brown craft foam: cut strips for arms. Back with strips of cardboard for firmness.
- Cut pieces of Velcro (rough side) and hot glue to the back of the snowman buttons.
- Make a scarf from fabric. I used a length of burlap ribbon and decorated it with strips of ribbon. The scarf tucks behind the snowman.
- Dress Frosty!
Frosty the Felt Snowman
His boots. I freehanded the shape of the boots onto thin cardboard and painted them with acrylic paint.
Frosty’s fancy hat made with felt, painted black and decorated with a wood shape star and pipecleaners.
Here are his arms – brown craft foam backed with cardboard for firmness. Hot glue them together.
Even Frosty needs mittens – it’s cold outside! Glue together mitten shapes. Slide them on Frosty’s arms.
Add a scarf. Keep Frosty warm and stylish.
Just bits of Velcro hold the buttons on the felt.
Take turns dressing up Frosty the Felt Snowman!
Button eyes, button carrot nose, and button smile.
Bring Frosty indoors! You will be warm and he will brighten your room with his button smile!