This activity was inspired by one child pulling out a dirty sock from the washing pile and putting it on her hands, while the other was crying as she couldn’t find her Olaf toy. Necessity is the Mother of invention and so the sock snowman was created. Clean socks were used in this process!
What you will need:
- 1 white sock (or any old sock).
- Toy stuffing (if you don’t have this, rice will work or a couple of other old socks).
- Rubber bands or plastic hair ties.
- 2 googly eyes
- 2 pom poms for feet and a few more if you want to use them as buttons.
- 1 pipe cleaner
- Colored paper or foam or a orange texta to pop on a nose. We had some of that sticker foam stuff found in a craft pack.
What to do:
- Fill the first third of the sock with stuffing and tie off with a rubber band. This will form his head.
- Fill the second third of the sock with stuffing to form his body. If you are wanting these to stand up a bit easier you can fill some with stuffing and then rice so it’s heavier at the bottom. Tie this off also with a rubber band.
- Cut any extra sock off. You can sew or glue the button to ensure it’s securely closed.
- Wrap a pipe cleaner around the rubber band between his head and body to create his arms.
- Glue on your eyes, nose and his pom pom feet at the bottom.
- Add any other decorations you would like, we popped on some pom pom buttons and used some stickers ect.
And you are done, a simple little snow man toy!