Fun craft projects
22. Wood Scrap Snowmen
If you have access to some small wood scraps, or perhaps a
board you can cut up, you can make these cute little additions to
your holiday shelves. But wait, don't stop there! The creative
possibilities of this craft are endless; try Santas, Christmas trees,
reindeer, Nativity scenes, elves, and more!
You will need
wood scraps in various sizes and
acrylic paint in white, black, and
white craft glue
brown antiquing stain
small and large paintbrushes
Sanding & Painting
Begin by sanding any rough edges from the wood to avoid painful splinters. Paint wood white on all
sides and at one end (the other end will be covered with a hat). Allow paint to dry, then apply a
second coat and allow that to dry as well.
Leaving enough room at the top of the "head" for the hat's brim, paint
on face by dotting on two black eyes and black dots for the mouth.
Using a small, fine paintbrush, paint on an orange nose.
Allow to dry completely or the antiquing you do below will smear your
Prepare Your Embellishments
While waiting for the paint to dry, choose and trim your
embellishments. Use tea dyed socks and gingham prints for the
antiqued snowmen, use traditional primary colors, or the popular ice blue, for your white snowmen.
Fringe the ends of your scarves with sharp fabric scissors, string small pieces of raffia through button