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No-Snow Snowman

A snowman without the frozen fluffy white stuff? Absolutely!

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Kids learn to envision things differently by creating this no-melt snowman craft.
No-Snow Snowman

Instead of rolling snowballs, wrap toilet paper rolls in old T-shirts and stack ’em up. Twig arms and a button face finish the look. Here’s to taking a new approach!

What You’ll Need
  • Old T-shirts
  • Scissors
  • 3 full rolls of toilet paper
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Ruler or dowel
  • Twigs
  • Buttons
  • Marker
  • Hat
  • Felt scarf
  • Decorative bird
What to Do
  1. Cut three 18-inch squares from old T-shirts.
  2. To make a small “snowball,” place the flat side of a full roll of toilet paper in the center of a T-shirt square. Tightly pull the fabric up and around the roll, then stuff the ends into the tube.
  3. Make a medium snowball and a large one by padding two more rolls with plastic grocery bags before covering them with the T-shirt squares.
  4. Cut slits in the bottom of the small and medium snowballs. Slide all three snowballs onto a ruler or dowel to hold them together.
  5. For arms, cut two holes in the medium snowball. Insert twigs into the holes and glue them in place.
  6. Draw a face on the snowman with markers or attach buttons. Add more buttons down the front, and adorn with a hat, felt scarf, and bird.
Extend the Fun

For younger kids: Play “Who Can Find the Snowman?” Hide the snowman; ask friends or family members to find it. Super hiding places: in the washing machine, in the shower, in the freezer, under the bed, in the dishwasher, in a closet, behind the sofa cushions.

For older kids: Build a battalion of T-shirt snowmen. Take pictures of yourself sitting amidst them. As a stunt, sit the snowmen shoulder to shoulder in the back seat of your dad’s car or under the sheets in your sister’s bed. For variety, use colored T-shirts, not just white.