but when it's 44 degrees... and the wind is blowing 25-30mph... AND a cold front is bringing its rude self on up into our 'hood, i have to draw the line. and break out some crafts.
Pinterest really has changed our lives. well, my life. some of it. i might be exaggerating, but i don't think so?? if you are hooked on Pinterest, you might agree. and i learned that it's not just for grownups.
ladybug looooves craft projects, so we did a search on Pinterest for winter snowman crafts, and here's what we came up with----
i just let her pick a few of her faves, added them to a board for winter crafts, and then we got started. she is much more interested in projects if she gets to decide some of the details.
here's the finished product! great job, ladybug!!
i didn't grab the camera during the very beginning, but i had her pick out small, medium and large lids from a random stash i created. she glued them to the paper, and then glued cotton balls on top of the lids. the lids really just served as a template for her, and was also an extra little lesson in comparing and ordering sizes.
i used the magnet board to draw a guide.
we used black buttons for the buttons...
she went with a more non-traditional placement of those.
what can i say? she's a free thinker.
and i cut a blue hair tie to make the scarf. the ends raveled nicely for a fringe effect!
googly eyes and orange pipe cleaner nose...
fabric scraps... finishing up the scarf....
sticks for the arms...
adding a few embellishments to polish it off...
and here's one happy snowman, if i don't say so myself!!
who wouldn't want this little guy in their frontyard??
happy winter crafting!!!
more to come!