Christmas Activities

Cool Dude Nail Decorations

Your friends will love these creative "cool dude" nail decorations.
Your friends will love these creative "cool dude" nail decorations.

These snowy "cool dude" nail decorations give new meaning to the term "frosted nails." This Christmas, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Step 1: Paint nails blue. Let dry.

Step 2: Using white paint to create the snowman's body, paint a large circle that appears to be extending off the bottom edge of the nail.

Step 3: Using white paint, paint a smaller circle (the snowman's head) resting on top of the bottom circle. Let dry. (Repeat steps 2 and 3 if white paint looks streaky.)

Step 4: Using black paint, paint a small square at an angle on the snowman's head. Add a thin line of black paint under the square.

Step 5: Using black paint and a tooth­pick, add 2 small dots for eyes and 4 or 5 dots in a curved line for a smile. (Make sure you leave room for the snowman's nose!)

Step 6: Using orange paint, paint a long, thin triangle that starts just under and between the 2 eyes and comes to a point just beyond the right edge of the white circle.

Step 7: Using red paint, paint a thin red line separating the snow­man's head and body and a slightly thicker line cascading down the left side.

Step 8: Using green paint and a toothpick, add 3 small dots of holly to the hat.

Step 9: Using white paint and a tooth­pick, add several tiny white dots to the blue back­ground to represent snowflakes.

Keep reading to learn how to make your dinner table extra Christmas-y this holiday season.

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