Stack a Snowman

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Stack a Snowman

Your family can turn 3 round boxes into a frosty-looking indoor friend that will last long after any traces of a winter wonderland have melted away. At the end of the season, the snowman parts nest inside the largest box for storage.

What you'll need

  • 3 plain round boxes in successive sizes (ask for papíer-mâché boxes at the craft store; ours were 5, 7, and 9 inches in diameter)
  • White acrylic paint
  • Hot glue or tacky glue
  • Buttons
  • Orange bumpy pipe cleaner
  • Child-size mittens
  • 2-1/2-foot string
  • Infant-size hat
  • Cloth scrap

How to make it

  1. Use the white acrylic paint to coat the 3 boxes. Let the paint dry, then use hot glue or tacky glue to attach a button mouth and eyes to the smallest box and a row of large buttons to each of the 2 larger boxes, leaving room for the box tops.

  2. Cut a tapered section from an orange bumpy pipe cleaner and glue it in place for a nose.

  3. For hands, tape the mittens to the ends of a 21⁄2-foot string and tuck the center portion of the string inside the medium-size box before putting on the lid.

  4. Stack the boxes, then dress your snowman with the hat and a scarf made from a scrap of cloth.

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