Remember the excitement you felt when school was called off? All those crossed fingers, spoons under your pillow and jammies worn backwards were worth it...it's a snow day!
These days, when your little ones are back from sledding, snowman-building and general frolicking, it's good to have a few projects on hand to make the most of the time together. With just a little something special to enjoy while you sip your hot cocoa (or coffee!), you'll be ready to watch the flakes pile up outside. Let it snow!
Make a few of these frosty friends to share with friends! You'll find this project and lots more in our book, Gooseberry Patch All Through the Seasons.
Poly fiber-fill stuffing
Needle & thread
Fine-tip permanent marker
Stack two pieces of felt together. Use pinking shears to cut a snowman shape from the felt pieces. Leaving small openings for arms and an opening for stuffing, sew shapes together close to the edge. Lightly stuff, then sew the opening closed. Cut the end from an orange toothpick for the nose. Glue the stick arms in the armholes and the nose on the face. Glue or stitch the pin clasp to the back. Use a colored pencil to add the cheeks and a black permanent market for the eyes and mouth. Knot a homespun scrap around the snowman for a scarf.