Simple Snowman


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

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.

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  1. Rachel

    That snowman is too cute! I love the little face Henry put on it. 🙂 This is my first time by your blog and it is so much fun. I liked you on Facebook so I can see all your updates.

  2. Laura

    Yay! Rachel, I am SO glad you did! Thanks for your comment!

  3. Eddie - The Usual Mayhem

    This is really sweet -maybe a certain small person will have to make one for Daddy to take to work! “Liking” you on FB so I can see your upcoming projects. 🙂

    I’m visiting from Fun Stuff Fridays.

  4. JDaniel4s Mom

    He is super cute! I love his face!

  5. The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia

    I just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration. I found this on Pinterest and decided to make one myself. You can see mine (along with a link back to yours)on my blog here:

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