Clay Pot Snowman
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Clay Pot Snowman

These little guys are ready for the snow to show up! This charming snowman and reindeer are made from clay pots, giving them that homey touch. Great for gifts, or charming for your own holiday celebrations. Make them both today!
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Patio Paint, Cloud White
  • Patio Paint, Deep Waterfall Blue
  • Patio Paint, Foxglove Pink
  • Patio Paint, Holly Berry Red
  • Patio Paint, Mistletoe Green
  • Patio Paint, Pinecone Brown
  • Patio Paint, Tiger Lily Orange
  • Patio Paint, Wrought Iron Black
  • Woodsies Circles, Large
  • Woodsies Circles, Small
  • Woodsies Wooden Ovals, 2-inch
  • Doll Head Beads, 1¼ inch
  • Wooden Button, ¼-inch
  • Chenille stem, black
  • Chenille stem, brown
  • Clay pot, 1½ inch
  • Pom-poms, small, green
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

FOR SNOWMAN: Use the flat brush to paint one clay pot and one doll head with White paint. Allow the paint to dry.


Step: 2

Glue the doll head to the bottom of the clay pot to make the snowman's body.


Step: 3

Use the liner brush to paint a scarf around the snowman's neck with Green paint. Allow the paint to dry.


Step: 4

Use the liner brush to make eyes and a mouth with Black paint. Allow the paint to dry. Use the liner brush to make a nose with orange paint. Allow the paint to dry. Use the liner brush to paint buttons and stripes on the scarf with Red paint. Allow the paint to dry.


Step: 5

Use the pouncer to make cheeks on the snowman with Pink paint. Allow the paint to dry.


Step: 6

To make the ear muffs cut a 2&½-inch piece of wire with wire cutters. Glue each end of the wire to the sides of the snowman's head. Cover each end of the wire with a small green pom-pom.


Step: 7

To make arms cut two 2-inch pieces of the brown chenille stem. Fold one piece in half and twist it to the other piece to make fingers. Repeat to make the other arm. Glue the arms to each side of the snowman.


Step: 8

FOR REINDEER: Use the flat brush to paint the pot, large circle and doll head with Brown paint. Allow the paint to dry.


Step: 9

Glue the doll head to the bottom of the clay pot to make the reindeer's body. Glue the large wooden circle to the front of the doll head for a nose.


Step: 10

Use the flat brush to paint the button with Red paint. Allow the paint to dry and glue the button to the center of the nose.


Step: 11

Use the flat brush to paint the wooden sign with Blue paint. Allow the paint to dry. Use the flat brush to paint the two small wooden circles with Black paint. Allow the paint to dry.


Step: 12

Use the liner brush to make eyes and a mouth with Black paint. Allow the paint to dry. Use the liner brush to make a tongue with Red paint. Allow the paint to dry. Use the liner brush to write HAPPY HOLIDAYS on the sign with White paint. Allow the paint to dry.


Step: 13

Glue the wooden sign to the front of the reindeer. Glue the small wooden circles to the front of the sign for hooves.


Step: 14

Cut two 4-inch pieces and four 2-inch pieces of the black chenille stem. Fold the 2-inch pieces in half and twist it to the longer pieces to make antlers. Glue the antlers to the top to the reindeer's head.


Tips

Ask an adult for help when using scissors and wire cutters.

Wash paintbrushes with water and dry with paper towels before changing paint colors.