Have you ever wondered how to make a snowman from socks? This handy dandy tutorial puts lonely socks to good use when your kids are bored this winter!
Do you have an abundance of unmatched socks in your home like I do? Do you spend way too much time thinking about where their partners have gone? Do you find yourself hunting for the Wickie Hole Monster and blaming him for their disappearance?
You don’t know who the Wickie Hole Monster is?!
Holy moly, macaroni!
Well, let me tell you. The Wickie Hole Monster is a no good, fuzzy monster that likes to bite holes in your socks so that your big toes get stuck in them. We’re not sure why he feels the need to do this, but when he’s hungry, he’ll eat through every last sock you’ve got, so beware!
The Wickie Hole Monster also steals socks. We think he’s lonely down in the basement all by himself, so he gathers up various bits and pieces of our socks, and turns them into sock puppet friends. This is why we never have any matching socks in our house. True story…or so we think.
But it seems that I have gotten way off topic, so let me turn myself right back around again. What were we talking about? Something about socks. And snowmen. Oh yeah, how to make a snowman from socks.
When it’s cold and gray outside, like it is today, and our kids are hollering that they are so bored and have nothing else to do, we gather up all of the unmatched socks and start making things with them. We have more unmatched socks than any normal person should and we have all sorts of shapes and sizes – brightly colored baby socks, striped toddler socks, Mommy’s knee high socks, and even Daddy’s old tube socks.
If they are missing their mate, they go into the sock bag and get used for crafts. In the past, we’ve made dresses for dolls out of them and even a glorious stuffed bunny once. But today, we’re all about making a snowman from socks…because apparently we haven’t had our fill of snow yet this winter!
P.S. With measuring cups and fractions, this indoor winter kids craft is a great way to sneak some learning into a fun vacation day. Not only will they’ll get to use their newly acquired math skills, but they’ll also get to have buckets full of sensory fun!
HOW TO MAKE A SNOWMAN FROM SOCKS
- 1 large, white, men’s tube sock
- 2 colored buttons for eyes
- 1 different, smaller colored button for the nose
- 1 cup of uncooked, loose, white rice
- 3 small rubber bands
- Elmers white glue
- Fabric scraps
Step 1: First you will need to cut off the tube part off of your white tube sock. But wait! Make sure you cut at least 2-3″ below the last part of the tubing because you will need that extra fabric.
Step 2: Take a rubber band and securely tie off the extra 2-3″ inches of the white sock. Make sure your rubberband is as tight as possible. Now turn your sock inside out.
Step 3: You will now create the bottom of the snowman. Using a liquid measuring cup, measure out a 1/2-3/4 cup of white rice and carefully pour it into the tube sock. Tamp your tube sock down on a hard, flat surface to make the snowman’s belly poof out. When it looks plump, secure this section with another small rubber band. Make sure the rubber band is tight.
Step 4: You will now create the face. Using a liquid measuring cup, measure out a 1/4-1/2 cup of white rice and carefully pour it into the remaining part of the tube sock. Slowly tamp your tube sock down on a hard, flat surface to make the snowman’s face poof out. When it looks good, secure this top section with another small rubber band. Make sure the rubber band is tight.
Step 5: Revisit your leftover sock piece. The toe part is going to become a cute cap for your snowman. So measure out 5 inches from the toe bed and cut. Then, simply fold back the messy ends until you have a nice beanie. Place on your snowman.
Step 6: Cut a piece of fabric – length-wise – for your snowman’s scarf. To make the edges fancy, simply cut out an inverted V shape. Tie your scarf onto the snowman.
Step 7: Using your glue, apply some small dots to the backs of the buttons and affix two eyes and a nose. Set snowman aside to dry.
Will you build a snowman?
Like winter crafts? Check out these other fun activities:
- How To Make Fake Snow For Kids
- Snowman Project Ideas
- Make Doll Dresses From Old Socks
- Recycled Dreass Pillow