Gallon Jug Snowman

Merry Christmas! I hope you all are having a wonderful day with your families! Today for Make it Monday I wanted to share how “D” and I made a snowman out of a milk jug.

For this project you will need: a milk jug (We used a gallon jug), orange and black construction paper, liquid Elmer’s glue, and scotch tape. If you want to make ear muffs for your snowman instead of a hat you will use 2 puff balls and a pipe cleaner.

The first thing we did to make the snowman was to cut a triangle out from the orange construction paper. Next, I cut out 2 large circles, 2 medium circles, and 6 small circles from the black construction paper. I also cut out a medium sized rectangle from the black construction paper. “D” and I used the medium circles for the eyes and the small circles for the smile. We glued the face on the snowman first.

The second thing we did was make the hat. I rolled the black rectangle and glued it so that it would shape the body of the hat.  Next, I glued one of the large circles to the top of the milk jug lid. I glued the rolled rectangle to the circle and I taped the top circle to the rolled rectangle. To tape this I folded the tape and placed it on the bottom of the circle to place on the body of the hat. If you choose to do the earmuffs instead you will glue the puff balls to the end of the pipe cleaners. After letting the earmuffs dry you will glue it over the lid and to the side of the milk jug.

This was such a quick project, but it was also so much fun! “D” loved it and even brought it with her when we went to pick her sister up from school. This project is great for kids as young as 3! What holiday crafts have you done? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a great rest of your Christmas!


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