I researched the kits online and was startled to find out they can cost upward of $30.00. I knew with a little thought, creative shopping, and a bit of craftiness I could make this come to life at a much lower cost. So here it is, my version of a snowman kit, that cost around $5.00 to make.
These kits are a wonderful gift idea for the holidays, a winter birthday, and a great teacher gift. I know here in New York State, we have outdoor recess all year, and what a great thing to have the kids do together to promote teamwork.
The reason I am posting this now (in September) is most stores will start to put out the winter hats and scarves within a few weeks. Stock up on the supplies now, and assemble the kits later on.
Linking to these parties.
Items you will need to assemble your kit:
cloth storage bag or tote
wooden or plastic carrot
hat (found at a dollar store)
scarf (found at a dollar store)
5 medium wooden discs, about 2 1/2 inch diameter
4 small wooden discs, about 1 3/4 inch diameter
Step one: Decorate a cloth tote bag with a winter scene (let the kids help paint or draw), or sew a simple bag with festive fabric. I made four storage bags, from one yard of snowflake material.
Step two: Paint the wooden discs with a black craft paint. The medium discs will be for the eyes and three buttons. The small discs will be for the mouth.
Step three: Print a cute hang tag onto card stock, listing the contents, and explaining the purpose of the kit. Place all contents into bag.