WINTRY FAMILY FUN

Monday, January 9, 2012

January Fun: Roll a Snowman

The January snowman fun continues!



When I first started this project, I was going to make
it out of paper, but decided making good use of the
abundance of felt that I've collected over the past year
would be an awesome idea.

You'll need:
  • felt
  • snowman template
  • Roll a Snowman Card
  • old cereal box
  • freezer paper (not necessary - but awesome)

First I traced the snowman shape onto freezer paper.
I love freezer paper, because then you can iron
it onto your fabric and it adheres temporarily.

Next I cut two pieces of felt that were slightly
larger than the piece of cardboard that I cut from
the cereal box.
I wanted it to be semi-stiff.
If you want yours to be soft and pliable,
you can skip the cereal box.

Then cut out your snowman and sew it to one
of your larger pieces of felt.


I hadn't planned on giving him arms,
but this really bothered JT, so I used some
pieces of ribbon as arms.

On the other piece of felt I sewed a little pocket.
Mine was 7x9" and I folded the top down 1"
and top stitched before using a 1/4" seam
to attach it to the large piece of felt.


Next I stitched around three of the four sides with a 1/4"
seam, leaving the top open so I could slip the piece
of cardboard in between.


Then I closed off the top and my snowman board was ready!


Next I made the pieces.
Except for the hat, I just free-hand sewed the shapes.
It was my first time doing such a bold thing and it was a lot of fun :)


I used kind of a reversed technique where
I had two squares or rectangle pieces of felt sandwiched together
and then I would free-hand sew the design on and then cut it out.
It worked really well.


I made both a carrot and button nose again for JT,
because, "Mom, Frosty has a button nose."
Awesome.

I made the Roll a Snowman card
(which I plan to laminate),
and we are ready to ROLL.


You can download yours HERE!!!!



You can do this with paper and laminate the pieces
if the felt thing isn't your gig.
If you do make one for your kids, I'd love to see it!
You can link it up to my Flickr group - it's looking a little sad.




21 comments:

Jaime said...

Fun Idea!! You have a Flikr group? Off to check it out!

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Daneilia @ Anchors Away said...

I've seen something similar and such a fun activity for the young ones. I like your snowman and I'll probably have to do one for my little girl.

So cute!

dancin' momma said...

What an awesome idea! Love it!

marissa said...

this is so creative and cute. I know a load of kiddos that would love this

Stef said...

I love this! Gotta make this for my little guy! Thanks for sharing!
Stef
itsallinmyheadstefsblog.blogspot.com

Kristy said...

I love this! Putting it at the top of the to-do list today. My little guy is going to love it. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsi B said...

Found you on Skip to my Lou. Such a fantastic post! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-6.html

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share your posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Jaime said...

Featured you this week! Thanks for linking up!

LDH said...

Hello Kyla!

Stopping by for the first time and had to say how cute this project is! Looking forward to reading many more of your posts!

Kindly, Lorraine

charith said...

Hi. Fun idea! I found it via pinterest. My kids (6&4) helped me make one today. They cut out most of the snowman's parts. It was a great way to spend a couple of hours (with no fighting) on a Sunday afternoon. I'll link to your site when I post about it... whenever I get around to it. :)

Emilee said...

Can you make me one?

emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

Emilee said...

I love this Snowman. I would love to have you make it for me. I could pay you or swap something that I've made. How about one of my knitted headbands for a felt snowman? What do you think? Well, let me know. Thanks.

emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

Kristina said...

Love this! We made a paper version of this awhile ago and it has been a big hit. We even made sets for my son's preschool.

This felt version is ADORABLE! Wish I had the patience to sew. Instead I am pinning this for a friend to make for me and I'm sharing it on our Facebook page! :)
http://toddlerapproved.blogspot.com/2011/12/build-snowman-dice-game.html

LeAnne said...

So cute! Will be making this for my daughter!

Six Sisters said...

This is sooo much fun!! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters
http://www.sixsistersstuff.com
(Strut Your Stuff Saturday)

Marisa said...

This looks so fun! What a great gift idea.

Carolyn said...

This is seriously an adorable craft and activity! My 4 year old AND my preschool class would just LOVE it. So glad I found your blog (through Makes and Takes). Thank you!

Sarah Coggins said...

Such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing. I finally (a year after discovery it on Pinterest) got around to creating one. I shared a photo in the Flickr group and linked you up in my own blog post about it here.

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