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Plastic Pop Bottle Snowmen

Make a snowman out of old plastic pop bottles, an easy project for kids!
Kid Project!= Kid Tested!
SNOWMAN #1

You will need: Snowman #1

  • 2 Liter plastic soda bottle
  • White and black acrylic paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Fine grain sand paper
  • Red and black felt
  • Pipe cleaners - Christmas colors
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic spray can lid (spray starch, or similar size)
  • Plastic tub lid (butter tub or similar size)

  1. Sand the surface of the bottle, spray can lid and tub lid. This will allow the acrylic paint to adhere to the surface.
  2. Paint the spray can lid and tub lid black. Paint the bottle white. Allow to dry.
  3. Cover the top and sides of the spray can lid and the top of the tub lid with black felt. Since you've painted them black, you don't need to be too precise with the felt. Center, and glue the spray can lid to the tub lid. You now have your snowman's hat. When the glue has dried, turn the hat over and cut a small hole in the bottom with an exacto knife. Make the hole a little smaller than the circumference of the top of the hat.
  4. Fill the bottle about halfway with pebbles, sand or dirt. This will help keep your snowman from falling over.
  5. Cut a strip of red felt about 2 feet long and 1" - 1 1/2" wide. (If your felt came in 12" squares, just cut two strips and glue the ends together. Tie this around the bottle, about 3-4" down from the top. Secure with a dab of glue.
  6. Make earmuffs using 3 pipe cleaners. Two of them will be coiled to make the actual "muffs". The third will be the band attaching them. (Attach the pipe cleaners by twisting the ends together.) Drape the earmuffs across the back/top of the bottle. Secure with craft glue.
  7. Attach the hat to the bottle by running a bit of glue around the inside of the hole and then place the hat over the top of the lid. Decorate the hat with a pipe cleaner.
  8. Draw a face using a black marking pen or black paint. Draw buttons under the scarf, or glue on black felt circles.

Snowman #2SNOWMAN #2

You will need:

  • Liter plastic soda bottle
  • Sand, dirt or pebbles
  • 2-3" diameter styrofoam ball
  • White and black acrylic paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Fine grain sand paper
  • Black felt
  • Black buttons
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic spray can lid (spray starch, or similar size)
  • Plastic tub lid (butter tub or similar size)

  1. Same as #1-4 above.
  2. Remove the lid from the bottle and squidgy the styrofoam ball down onto it. If you need to, you can carve out the hole, using scissors or a sharp knife.
  3. Tie a long piece of ribbon around the snowman's neck.
  4. Tie a shorter piece of the same ribbon around the top hat.
  5. Attach the hat to the head as above.
  6. Glue buttons to the styrofoam to make the snowman's face.
  7. Cut small circles of black felt and glue them onto the snowman's belly.
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