Monday, December 3, 2012

Teacher Gifts: A Melted Snowman Ornament

     Here's another great idea that I found on Pinterest

     Every year at this time I'm looking for an easy craft so the boys can make christmas presents for their teachers.  The true challenge is finding something that they can make (with a little help of course) and something that isn't too expensive because we like to include all of their teachers including the art, music, and phys. ed teachers, etc.  Overall, we came up with 15 teachers that we needed gifts for.
     The original posting of this craft that I saw was on the blog:

     Here is how we made the ornaments
     We used Fimo soft to make the carrots.

     Make sure that you buy the "SOFT" because the regular is very hard for little hands to manipulate.

     The boys made the carrots and Princess Leia helped (well, she wanted to)

     We put the carrots on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and put them in a 275 degree oven for 20 minutes.

     The only other materials you need are salt (for the snow) and whole peppercorns (for the eyes and mouth.

I had the boys take turns holding the plastic ornaments ($1 at AC Moore) while I poured the salt. 

Then they added 7 peppercorns and the carrot nose. They decided that 7 seemed to be the right number to represent the eyes and the mouth.

     Overall, it was a very successful craft thanks to Pinterest and since the ornaments are plastic I don't have to worry about the boys breaking them on their way to school.  What have you found on Pinterest?

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