You can make a jolly indoor snowperson for Christmas -- and yes, this snow creature can actually live inside the house!
What You'll Need:
Old plastic bags
Old hat and scarf
Step 1: Fold 6 double sheets of newspaper in half. With a black marker, draw the outline of a large half circle on the paper.
Step 2: Cut out the circle, and unfold the papers. Do the same for a smaller circle, then another circle smaller than that one. You now have the snowperson's base, body, and head.
Step 3: For each stack of circles, staple the sides together a 1/4 inch in from the sides. Leave about 3 inches of the circle unstapled so you can stuff the circle.
Step 4: Stick your hand inside the circle -- there should be 3 sheets of paper above your hand and 3 below. Stuff the inside of the circles with old plastic bags. Staple the openings closed, and staple the circles on top of each other.
Step 5: Paint the snowperson white, and let it dry. From brown construction paper, cut out "branches" for arms, and staple them to the body. Glue on black paper "coal" eyes and mouth and an orange paper "carrot" nose. Place an old hat on its head, and wind a scarf around its neck.
In the next section, get ready to shake a tail feather. Go to the next page to learn how to make dancing sugar plum fairies.
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