snowman-kit

Mouth/eyes/buttons
Assemble the mouth parts/eyes/buttons using wood glue. Let stand until glue is set.

snowman-kit-mouth

I used two different sizes of wooden beads:
the bigger size for the eyes and buttons, and the smaller size for the mouth.

snowman-kit-mouth-parts-not-painted

Paint with non water-soluble paint.

snowman-kit-mouth-parts-painted

Carrot nose
For the carrot nose, use a chopstick and orange oven-hardening modelling clay.
Shape the clay around the thick end of the chopstick.
Follow the instructions to harden the clay in the oven (usually about 30 minutes at 110C or 230F)

snowman-kit-carrot

snowman-kit-parts-finished

Hat
OK, I am FAR from being a crochet expert of any kind but I figured the snowman wouldn’t be too hard on me if his hat was a little too snug or a little lopsided..and I think it turned out ok.
Here’s how I made the snowman hat:

6.0 or J hook
Foundation round: ch 4, join with sl st to form ring
Round 1: ch 2, work 5 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of beg ch 2
Round 2: ch 2, 1 dc in same stitch as ch2, then dc in each rem st around.
Join with sl st to top of beg ch 2.
Round 3: ch 2, work 2dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeating around.
Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 4: repeat round 3
Round 5: ch 2, work 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st – rep around.
Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 6: ch 2, 1dc in each st all around. Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 7: ch 2, work 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st – rep around.
Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 8: ch 2, work 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st –  rep around.
Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 9: ch 2, work 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st – rep around.
Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 10: work one row even, i.e. ch 2, 1 dc in each st, sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 11: ch 2, work 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st – rep around.
Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 12: ch 2, work 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st – rep around.
Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 13-17: ch 2, 1 dc in each st all around. Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 18: ch 2, work 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st – rep around.
Sl st to beg ch 2.
Round 19-27: ch 2, work 1 dc in each st all around. Sl st to beg ch 2.
Change direction (the last few rows will be turned up, so you want it to show on the right side)

snowman-kit-hat-open

Round 28-32: ch 2, work 1 dc in each st all around. Sl st to beg ch 2.
Fasten off
Weave in ends using tapestry needle.
Turn bottom of hat up (as shown below)

snowman-kit-hat

Fill the hat with all the parts for the snowman,

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add a “build a snowman” tag (download here)
…..and hope for snow.

 

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