My cousin/godchild Kristin and her girls came for a visit the other day. When they have a scheduled early school dismissal, we have a "Ladies Lunch" which beside lunch includes some kind of fun activity. In warmer weather, it might mean time at the playground or at the beach searching for sea glass and shells. The other day it meant a trip to select this year's ornament at The Christmas Place in Abington, which is said to be the largest Christmas store in New England. We particularly like the swinging penguin band. :-)
When we returned home, I had a craft project ready for the girls based on a tutorial I had found at No-Sew-Sock-Snowman. The step by step tutorial is accompanied by excellent photos which allowed the girls, ages seven and nine, with a bit of guidance and help from me to create these two adorable snowmen. This project was a big thumbs up!!!
Just a couple of notes about the tutorial: we used pins for the eyes and noses and to anchor the buttons which had been glued on with tacky glue, but with younger children for safety sake, it would be better to just use pieces of felt. Before beginning, be sure you have enough rice to give the snowmen stability.
I also found a number of other tutorials for sock snowmen; here's another good one for inspiration DIY - No-Sew-Sock-Snowmen.
The youngest one suggested that we could make the socks into a pumpkin shape. We'll have to keep our eyes out for some solid orange socks for next Halloween!
Happy crafting! Give it a try and see where your imagination leads you.