Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Easy Upcycled Water Bottle Snowman Craft

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Easy Upcycled Water Bottle Snowman Craft

After being inspired by a 2 liter Sprite bottle to create our Upcycled Christmas Tree awhile back,  I have been thinking of all the things we could do with our water bottles.

I generally save them for our Sight Word Discovery Bottles  and various experiments but my stock pile is getting a bit excessive so we made these little guys:

Upcycled Water Bottle Snowmen


Aren't they cute? They make for a fun & different decoration during winter and they were seriously easy to make & used items we had on hand at home. Frugal & fun - you have to love that!

What You Need:
water bottle
cotton balls
felt
foam
buttons, sequins, pom poms or whatever you have handy
black tape
craft glue/Elmer's Glue-All


What To Do:
1. Stuff the water bottles with cotton balls.


2. Cap the filled bottle.


3. Cut a scarf from felt - be sure it's long enough to wrap around your bottle. Add some fringe detailing for fun and glue onto your bottle. Be sure to leave enough room for your snowman's face.


4. Add button (or other) decorations to body.


5. Add button eyes & mouth and foam/paper carrot nose to make face.


6. Cover cap with black tape - this is your hat.


That's it!
Now you have an adorable upcycled water bottle snowman.


Fun w/Food: Waffle Snowman


As a fun treat to kick off our winter fun I made easy snowman waffles for the Lil Divas. Mini waffles, chocolate chips, Hershey's chocolate bar (mini) and a strawberry = YUM!

Our Story:

Bern

28 comments:

  1. awesome idea! Thanks for the pictures!
    ~Andrea

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    1. Thank you & you are so welcome! I was excited about these little guys, they are so fun to have around as winter decorations

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    1. It was so easy & really the bottles are perfect for this! LOVE ours!

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  3. Great idea! Looking forward to trying this!

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  4. So creative and FUN! Love the waffle too! Don't you sometimes feel more creative now than when you were teaching? I know I do! Your girls could be models!

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    1. Melissa - I certainly do! I do think it has a lot to do with the fact that I don't have to worry about textbooks and a covered curriculum, plus working with 2 is so much easier than 20 or more!

      Hopefully the inspiration & creativity continue to flow when I return to the classroom next year!

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    2. It is great that you have had time to come up with all these creative ideas and to be inspired by others! You can incorporate all the ideas to make the curriculum more fun when you have time!

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  5. These are adorable and so easy to make for small hands. Sharing this on my Fb page... :)

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  6. Once again - ADORABLE! Your ideas never seem to stop!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  7. Super cute!!!!! Need to save these from the recycling! :)

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  8. Oh, how fun!! We are definitely going to try this. Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  9. Such a cute way to use some of my Diet Coke bottles I have sitting in recycling! I've featured your cute idea in my latest Five Fun Ideas post. http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2012/01/five-fun-ideas-with-snowman-theme.html

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  10. I would have loved to do this activity at my daughters winter themed birthday party. Thanks for sharing on Fun Frugal Friday. I would love it if you stopped by again and shared some more ideas. I will be posting on friday mornings. : )

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  11. THANK YOU!!!! I've been struggling to find an easy and inexpensive craft for my child's winter party. THANK YOU!!!

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  12. Thanks for the idea. Snowmen are my fave! Made these with the daycare kids today. We used vitamin water/gatorade bottles which are a bit more sturdy, stand up well, and have a great indent to tie scarf around. We used sequins for eyes and mouth. Turned out really cute.

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