- Grab your paper plates and punch holes, about 1″ apart all the way around the outside.
- Lace around with yarn and tie a knot
- Overlap plates and connect, stringing a small piece of yarn through two holes and tying in back.
- Free-hand some mittens on scrap paper and trace onto felt. Cut out. Make a felt hat, if you’d like, as well.
- Glue on buttons for eyes, mouth and going down the snowman’s stomach
- Cut a small triangle nose from orange craft foam and glue on the face.
- Cut one pipe cleaner in half and poke through a hole on the side of the snowman. Hot glue in place on the back. Hot glue mittens to the ends of the pipe cleaners.
- Using a piece of ribbon or contrasting color of yarn, tie a “scarf” where plates overlap.
Mini wheel pasta
Mini shell pasta
string and hot glue gun for hanging
white fast-drying semi-gloss spray paint
Crystal white glitter (optional)
- In a scrap cardboard box, spray paint wheels and shells, being careful not to get too wet, or the pasta will loose its shape. Let dry in between coats. Turn over and spray paint the other sides.
- Lay out a piece of wax paper. Working kind of quickly, dip a foam brush in a little Mod Podge and paint all around each of the wheels for one design. Be careful not to let the past get too wet or it will get misshapen. Stick together on wax paper so all are touching tightly and let dry completely in place.
- Use any designs that you’d like, but I chose a “1,4,2,4,1” with a space in the middle, “1,4,3,4,1” and a circle of 6 with one in the middle and shells around the outside.
- After it’s completely dried, careful remove it from the waxed paper and paint with a thin layer of Mod Podge on top. Sprinkle with crystal white glitter.
- Hot glue string or ribbon on back for easy hanging.
Here they are all set up at KSL Studio 5 just before my segment began!
For a detailed description on how to make this cute Paper Plate Aquarium, go HERE.
Have fun crafting with your kiddos and stay warm!