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Clothes peg snowmen

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Clothes peg snowmen

Clothes peg snowmen

Here are Ted’s super cute cothespeg snowmen. We have been wanting to make some clothes peg snowmen for ages, and just before Christmas we finally got round to making them. They were simple and great fun to make, and we have been using them as book marks and paper clips. They look really sweet and all have their own personality and character. Ted was thrilled with them, wrapped them with woolly scarves and gave them each winter hats. We enjoyed making them so much that I think they will be the first of many, and we will be adding to our clothes peg family. For some reason, we seem to have loads of odd socks and gloves with holes in them, so it was great to put a good use to an old glove of Ted’s and give it a new lease of life as warm woolly winter hats for our snowmen.

 

 

 

Materials

  • White water based paint – we used water based water based satin wood
  • Wooden dolly pegs
  • Pot
  • Paint brush
  • Old children’s glove
  • Felt
  • Labels
  • Felt tipped pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Small cardboard box, we used an old cereal box

How to make your own

  1. Paint wooden dolly pegs white
  2. Peg them round the top of a box to finish off painting and leave there to dry
  3. Paint eyes, nose, mouth and buttons onto your wooden snowman
  4. Cut a small strip of felt or cloth for his scarf and tie round snowman’s neck
  5. Cut off the very tip of the finger of an old glove
  6. Glue top of glove as hat onto your snowman
Paint wooden dolly peg

Paint wooden dolly peg

Peg round top of box to finish painting and leave to dry

Peg round top of box to finish painting and leave to dry

Drawing on features

Drawing on features

Draw on buttons

Draw on buttons

Sticking on eyes

Sticking on eyes

Cutting out scarf

Cutting out scarf

Cutting end off woolly glove for hat

Cutting the end of a finger off woolly glove for hat

Putting on a winter hat

Putting on a winter hat

Wrapping up with a warm winter scarf

Wrapping up with a warm winter scarf

 

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