Turn tubes into clever and colorful snowpeople using odds and ends from around the house.
What you need:
• Toilet paper tubes
• White acrylic paint
• Crayons, markers
• Odds and ends: pom poms, felt, fabric, yarn, chenille stems, twigs
What you do:
1 Paint the toilet paper tube and let dry (optional).
2 Cut a strip of felt, add fringes, and tie it around your tube. Add a dab of glue to keep it in place.
3 Poke holes into each side of the tube and insert twigs or chenille stems for arms.
4 Cut a 3-inch length of chenille stem.
5 On opposite sides of the tube, cut slits (about a half inch) into the top.
6 Bend chenille stem across the top of the tube and slip each end into each slit.
7 Glue pom poms on top of where you inserted the chenille stem on each side.
8 Use crayons or markers to draw eyes, carrot nose, smile, and rosy cheeks.
Variations: Adapt and get creative using items from around the house and found items. A tiny baby sock makes a cute hat. You might accessorize with buttons, googly eyes, stickers, beads, shells, cotton, acorns, ribbon, or other found items.
Photography: Scott Schwartzkopf