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Holiday Craft: Yarn snowman ornament

Posted December 5, 2013

Courtesy: Bull City Craft

Bull City Craft opened in Durham back in 2011. In the last couple of years, it's become a popular spot for lots of families who go there to stock up on craft supplies, attend camps and participate in all of its special events and programs (including a some special ones this month).

I asked Jessica Greene, store owner and mom, if she could share a few Christmas and seasonal crafts this month. I'm so glad she accepted! 

These all are simple projects that require mostly items that you might have lying around the house. Have the kids make this first snowman ornament for your own tree or to give to others. Check back next Friday for another craft.

Yarn Snowman Ornament


white yarn
buttons or googly eyes
colored yarn or felt scraps

1. Cut pieces of yarn about 12” long. You will need about 20 strands, depending on the thickness of your yarn.
2. Gather the strands together. Take a smaller piece of yarn and tie the strands together in the center. Fold the yarn in half at the point where you just tied it. This first knot will be the bottom of your snowman.
3. Take another small piece of yarn and tie it around the yarn about 2” up from the first knot to create the first “snowball” of the snowman. Repeat 1” up to create the second “snowball. Finally, tie a small piece of yarn around the ends of the long strands to create the head. Tuck the loose ends into the back of the head.
4. To make the face, slip a piece of red yarn under one strand of the white yarn and tie a knot for the mouth. Repeat with two pieces of black yarn for eyes.
5. Add buttons, felt scarf, or whatever details you can dream up with the scraps you have on hand!

For more about Bull City Craft and its programs, go to its website and Facebook page.

Check Go Ask Mom's Holiday Central for more holiday events, crafts and recipes.


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