Build-Your-Own Snowman

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Build-Your-Own Snowman
Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age

Let the folks on your list have some fun with this greeting that moonlights as a DIY ornament. And don't worry, your friends and family don't need to be craft experts to assemble it!

What you'll need

  • 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of card stock or heavy paper
  • Craft knife and scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Card stock in white, black, and orange
  • 7- by 1/2-inch piece of red felt
  • 6-inch piece of embroidery floss or string
  • 6 large black seed beads
  • Snack-size ziplock bag
  • Clear tape
  • A9 or 6- by 9-inch envelope

How to make it

  1. Build-Your-Own Snowman - Step 1

    Fold the 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of card stock in half widthwise. Open the card and use a craft knife to cut a 6- by 3-inch rectangle from the front of the card (leaving a 1 1/4-inch border). If you like, glue the cutout inside the card, opposite the window, as we did below.

  2. Build-Your-Own Snowman - Step 2

    Cut 3 white circles, a hat (ours is 1 1/2 inches wide at the brim), and a 3/4-inch-long carrot from the card stock. (For easier cutting, use our templates.) Fringe the ends of the red felt strip and tie the floss or string into a loop.

  3. Build-Your-Own Snowman - Step 3

    Place all these parts plus the beads into the ziplock bag, seal it, and tape it behind the window. Finally, add a message letting recipients know that a little glue is all it takes to put together their ornament.

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