Create this adorable sock snowman craft with your kids this winter! It’s fun and creative way to use left over socks. They make great little gifts for friends or teachers as paper weights!
How to Make A Sock Snowman
Fill a Sock with Rice
- Grab a tall glass and wrap the opening of a sock around the opening of the cup.
- Pour about 2-3 cups of rice into the sock. Remove the sock from the cup and secure the top with an elastic band. Be sure to leave some room in the section with the rice to tie another elastic band.
- Tie the second elastic band to separate the head and body of the snowman.
- Cut off excess part of the sock on the top. But leave enough to be able to fold it down and make a winter hat for the snowman.
Add A Scarf To Your Sock Snowman
Add a colourful ribbon around the neck of the sock snowman for a scarf!
Make a Winter Hat for the Sock Snowman
- Fold down the top of the sock of the the head of the snowman.
- Create the trim of the winter hat by folding and gluing the end of the sock.
- Glue a pom pom to the top of the hat.
Decorate your Sock Snowman
- Add 2-3 buttons to the body of your snowman using craft glue or a hot glue gun.
- Use a black sharpie or marker to draw on the eyes and mouth.
- Use a pink marker to add the cheeks.
- Cut a carrot nose from orange foam sheets. Glue it to the face of the snowman.
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This activity is good for toddlers, and preschoolers, kindergarten aged children 18 months old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.
The mess level for this activity is medium. Use a tray to keep the paint and glitter from getting everywhere.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, number recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
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- White sock
- 2-3 Cups of rice
- Craft glue
- Back and pink marker or sharpies
- Pom pom
- Orange foam sheet
Books, TV Show & Play Kits!
Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
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Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.