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CLAY POT WINTER FRIENDS

Written by: Amanda Formaro, FamilyCorner.com

Ice blue is the popular color for snowmen and winter scenes. These winter friends are looking cool in their ice blue outfits, just waiting for the ice rink to open!

What You Need:

(For Each Character)
  • 2- 1 1/2" diameter wooden balls
  • 2- 2 1/4" diameter clay pots
  • button
  • 1 each shimmery blue and white pom poms
  • material scraps in a light blue pattern
  • white plush felt
  • white craft or hot glue
  • black finetip marker
  • small and large paintbrushes
  • acrylic paints in white, light blue, flesh, and pink
  • clear coat spray

What You Do:

Place newspaper down on work surface. Turn clay pot over and glue wooden ball to bottom of pot. When glue is dry, use large paint brush to paint entire the outside of the clay pot with light blue paint, and the entire wooden ball with flesh paint. Let dry and apply a second coat.

Cut the plush felt into strips long enough to go around the bottom of the clay pots (see photo), glue in place. Fashion scarves from material, wrap around neck, and glue in place. Fringe the ends of the scarves with scissors.

Use material to fashion hats by wrapping enough material around the "forehead" to go all the way around the wooden ball. Glue in place. Trim, tuck and glue material to form the hat, glue pom pom on top. Glue a strip of plush felt around the border of the hat to create a brim.

Glue a button onto the front of the body. To create a hand muff, simply roll a piece of material around a small amount of cotton batting. Glue in place. Trim small strips of plush felt and glue to the ends of the muff (see photo). Glue hand muff to the body.

Use black marker to dot on eyes and draw mouth. Using a small sponge, gently dab on a thin amount of pink for the cheeks.

Recommended Products:

Painting and Decorating Clay Pots
by: Natalie Kunkel, Annette Kunkel
This book presents 100 decorative ideas and instruction for transforming ordinary clay pots into fun and decorative personalities. For both interior and exterior decor as well as holiday ornaments, these projects are adorable and simple to make.

Step-by-step Crafts for Winter
by: Kathy Ross
Ross presents 20 seasonal projects made from easily obtainable craft materials and household items. Each activity is presented on a spread featuring step-by-step illustrated boxes and a drawing of the completed item.

Winter Wonderland Frame (pk/24)

Winter Wonderland Frame (pk/24)

Includes winter cutouts, glitter, frames, non-toxic glue, paint and markers, brushes and instructions. 6"-square frame. Pack of 24.


Biography:

Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother of four children. Subscribe to her free weekly kid's craft newsletter, Busy Little Hands, by sending any email message to kidscrafts-on@mail-list.com or by visiting her website at http://familycorner.com.

© Amanda Formaro

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