Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Snow Bro Tute {Pet Snowballs}

The No Sew Sock Snow Bro Tutorial~ Pet Snowballs for Little Hipsters

Nothing more adorbs than a Pet Rock. Except maybe a Pet Snowball. I whipped up these little cuties as a super quick, easy, el cheapo, no sew snowy day craft for my Wild Chimps~the bros.

Devastatingly hip for home, school crafts, parties, gifts and holidays.

Adorableness made from socks~simply rocks.

For additional awesomeness~see Exhibit A~The Sock Snow Dudes

Snow Bros

Stuff you need:

  • Kid size ankle or no show socks to form the snowballs (you could use larger ones if you want larger Snow BIG Bros)
  • Adult long socks in crazy patterns. These will form the hat. Was able to get four hats out of one pair of socks
  • Poly stuffing
  • Dried beans
  • Purple hot glue gun
  • Tiny rubber bands
  • Googly eyes, buttons, felt or gems for eyes
  • Pom Poms, felt or anything else for nose
  • Cording, yarn or anything else for the mouth
  • Ribbon, yarn, trim for tying off hat

Gather up all supplies. Anything you can reuse or recycle from your craft room ~all the better

Step 1: Put about 1/4 of a cup of dried beans into the bottom of the ankle socks. This will weight the sock down and keep him upright. If you would rather have lighter snowballs for an indoor snowball fight-omit the beans~no one wants to get pegged in the head with a sock filled with legumes;)

Step 2: Stuff the ankle sock with the poly. Pack it in tightly and shape the snowball into a round shape as you are working it in. Leave a little space at the top because you will need to close that part up.

Step 3: Secure the top of the ankle sock with a tiny rubber band, yarn or if you are an overachiever, you can sew the sock shut.

Repeat with remaining socks then take a break, watch some tv, text a little, check Facebook and return to your cute little snowballs of love.

Step 4: Time to cut up the long socks. I was able to cut the long sock into two sections with the bottom part of the sock left over. The bottom part could be used as well. If not, save for another craft!

Hats all cut up and ready to go. Take another break~get a snack, go roll around on Pinterest, come back to craft.

Step 5: Put the hats on the Snow Bros' heads. There is no "right or wrong" end to use. Banded or the loose end is fine. They are supposed to look quirky and handmade! Make sure you leave enough room for the "face." Affix the hat  all around the inside with a few dabs of hot glue. This will keep the hat on securely and prevent an embarrassing craft fail.

Step 6: Tie off sock hats with ribbon, yarn or anything else you can find.

 Step 7:  Using purple hot glue gun, make a cute face on your Snow Bro. If kids are doing the craft, they can certainly use regular craft glue, but make sure you allow enough drying time before handling. *If you do wish to use these for an indoor snowball fight, you may wish to use felt for the eyes and face. 

 Step 8: Admire the cuteness, take a pic and send it to me. Cannot wait to see what you whip up!


Stephanie @ Spaceships and Laser Beams said...

I love this. I only have a pink glue gun not a purple one, do you think it will be okay? :)

Birds Party said...

Love that your glue gun is purple! And you keep your craft stash neatly onto a cake stand!! PRECIOUS!!! ♥