Ever heard of sock snowmen? We just learned how to make a sock snowman over Thanksgiving break, and I am going to have an entire family of these adorable snowmen come Christmas. So much fun to make, easy to do and they all turn out differently but super cute.
My children and I get very bored over the holidays and things can easily go haywire at a moment’s notice, so to keep everyone on track, I keep boxes of projects that I can pull out and put in the middle of the table and seat them quietly all round to focus their attention on their own creative spirit. I keep a few boxes of sock projects on hand and one of my favorites is the DIY Sock Snowman. This is such a cute, fun project, everyone from old to young love it. You get started by simply filling a sock with rice and tie it off, then squeeze the top part together, making a head for the adorable Christmas Sock Snowman. I first started by cutting my sock in half and filling it with rice, I used about 2 cups of rice. You can use Poly-Pellets from JoAnn’s or Michael’s Craft Store for about $6.00. If you are worried about Weevils, you can freeze your rice for about 24 hours beforehand. I started my first snowman by simply cutting off the top of my white fluffy sock and filling it with rice.
Then I pinched about one-quarter of the top portion of the sock to make the snowman’s head, then I cut the bright sock in half to make a hat for him.
Then I cut a ring band off of the bright sock and made a collar for him, then cut another ring off the sock and cut it in half to loop around the collar part to remble a dangling tied scarf. I then simply made my snowman’s features by using ball head straight pins that I stuck directly into the rice.
That is it, my friends! I hope you enjoy this project as much as my kids and I did, these sock snowmen made a lovely addition to our Christmas mantle and gave the kids a real sense of accomplishment that they can be reminded of every day.