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Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Snowman Sweatshirt

This easy Christmas craft for kids will require adult help, but your kids will love to spend the time with you as you create this festive snowman sweatshirt for someone on your list.

What You'll Need:
  • Red sweatshirt
  • Dimensional paint: glittering crystal, black
  • Felt: 8x10 inches white, 2x4 inches black, 1x3 inches red, 1x2 inches pink
  • Craft snips or wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Low-temperature glue gun, glue sticks
  • 2 green poms, 3/4 inch each
  • Tweezers
  • 2 wiggle eyes, 10mm each
  • 4 black half-ball buttons, 5/16 inch each
  • 2-inch yellow feather
  • 14-inch length red/green plaid ribbon, 5/8 inch wide
  • Repositionable glue

To make the snowflakes on the front of the sweatshirt, first draw a 1-inch horizontal line and 1-inch vertical line with the glittering crystal dimensional paint to form a cross. Then draw 3/4-inch diagonal lines to make an X on top of the cross.

Add snowflakes wherever you want on the front of the sweatshirt, but be sure to leave a space for the snowman. Let the paint dry, then repeat on the back of the sweatshirt.

snowflake sweatshirt
Draw intersecting lines with glitter paint.

Download the snowman sweatshirt pattern as a PDF. Print it out, then cut the snowman base, bottom, middle, head, and 2 arms from white felt; hat from black felt; hatband from red felt; and 2 cheeks from pink felt.

To make the easy Christmas craft for kids, cut out the patterns.
Cut out the patterns.

Use craft glue to attach the parts to the snowman base in the following order: bottom, middle, head, arms, hat, and hatband. Then use the glue gun to attach a green pom to each side of the head for earmuffs and the cheeks to the face.

Use tweezers to glue on wiggle eyes so the bottom edges touch the top of the cheeks. Add a mouth from cheek to cheek with black dimensional paint.

Ask an adult to cut the shanks off the buttons with craft snips. Glue 1 button above the mouth for a nose, and glue the remaining buttons down the middle of the snowman.

Tuck and glue the end of the feather under the hatband.
For the scarf, cut the length of ribbon in half. Then glue the ends of the 2 lengths of ribbon to the base at snowman's neckline. Wrap the ribbon lengths around the front and knot.

Turn over snowman and apply 2 or 3 coats of repositionable glue according to the manufacturer's instructions. Let dry 24 hours, and attach the snowman to the front of the shirt.

Angels are a great craft to make around Christmas. Learn how to make the Doily Angel in the next section.

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