Make a sock snowman

Do you like making decorations? Watch the video to find out how to make a sock snowman!

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It's nearly Christmas and lots of people are decorating their houses. You might like to make a brilliant decoration like this for your house. It's a snowman and it's made from socks.

Now to start you'll need to make the body, so take a white sock just like this and then ask your grown-up to cut it in half across the heel and it will look like this.

To weigh my snowman down, I'm going to pour some uncooked rice into the toes. Here we go! I need to make a body for the snowman, so I'm going to use some cotton wool and if I pop this inside ... there's his tummy. And now I need to make a head, so a smaller circle for the head. I'll just pop the cotton wool in.

Once his head's finished, you'll need to seal the top by using an elastic band. And this bit's a little bit tricky, so ask a grown-up to help you, and once you've done that, it will look like this. Our snowman is really starting to take shape!

Take a colourful sock and this will make the hat and the scarf. Ask your grown-up to cut two pieces, so you have the hat and the scarf, and put a long cut up the middle of the scarf, so it's long enough to tie around your snowman.

So I'm going to use this piece for the hat. Here we go. Let's pop that on, just like that, and if I curl it up ... brilliant! And this piece for the scarf. There we go, Mr Snowman! I'll just tie this up for you.

It's time to bring our snowman to life! I'm going to use a black felt-tip pen to give our snowman some eyes. Here we go. There's one eye and here is his second. Great! And now I can use an orange felt-tip pen to give him a carrot nose. OK. Let's start with a line there … woop! [whistles] There he is, and you could even add some coal buttons. You could make a whole family.

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Discussion

What kinds of decorations do people put in their houses for celebrations in your country? Tell us about them!

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Submitted by AgentTurquoiseHawk on Tue, 05/06/2018 - 16:06

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Our people do the same as in other countries of the world. This snowman is funny! I'd like to make this snowman when it will be winter.

Submitted by AmethystSharkC… on Fri, 16/03/2018 - 13:30

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It was beautiful.

Submitted by MasterJellyfish6 on Fri, 09/02/2018 - 13:37

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The snowman is beautiful. I like it:-)

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