Isn’t he cute?
We haven’t had a lot of snow around here until the last day or so, but earlier in the month my son, Henry (age 5), and I made this one. I just took a tin can …
… and wrapped it in white yarn. I then took a piece of black felt, put the tin can on it, and drew a circle in chalk around the can and also about an inch out from the can. I cut out that circle and the center hole (it looked like a “O” or a flat doughnut) for the brim. I also made a strip of felt for the “hat” part of the hat. I wrapped the strip around the can and cut it to size. Then put the circle around the “hat” to make the brim. I didn’t even need to glue it together, because felt sticks to yarn. But it’s probably a good idea to glue it though, if I want him to last awhile!
I asked Henry how he thought we should make the face, suggesting googly eyes and felt, thinking about getting all fancy … He grabbed a Sharpie and said, “I know.”
And, he did! It turned out PERFECT.
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.