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The snowman is traditionally built by children whenever the winter season sets in.  The snowman has been a common fixture during the Christmas season and is commonly loved by kids and the kids at heart.  Several decors that are used outdoors and even indoors are patterned with this popular Christmas symbol.   A variety of this can be found in the market and  the prices can range from cheap to expensive ones, depending on the material used on it.

During the holiday season, we also find ourselves eating a lot of stuff.  This is also due to sudden change of weather and we all know that it is good to eat during the cuddle weathers.  Yogurt is one of the common fridge foods.  It is a healthy and is good in maintaining our digestive cycles.  But what do we normally do to the empty plastic cups?  Instead of throwing them, this tutorial will teach us how to put that into good use.  And this will perfectly go with the upcoming holidays.  So if you want to make those cups useful and what to squeeze your creative side, then let use start crafting this charming snowman now!

Prepare all materials needed for this exciting tutorial:

  • an empty plastic yogurt cup
  • a small styro ball
  • 2 pcs of small to medium buttons
  • 2 pcs soft crafting felt (any color would do)
  • hot glue
  • a black pen
  • a pair of scissors
  • a thin metallic ribbon
  • a piece of light colored construction paper


Step 1:  Cut the flapping edge of the plastic yogurt’s mouth.

Step 2:  Wrap the light colored construction paper around the walls of the plastic yogurt cup.  Apply hot glue at the ends of the paper to permanently seal it to the cup.

Step 3:  (snowman photo 4)  Cut the excess paper on the top and the bottom part of the cup.

Step 4:  Cut a long strip of soft purple crafting felt.  The length should be at least 10 to 15  centimeters and the width is at least 2 to 3 centimeters.  This will be the snowman’s scarf.

Step 5:  Hot glue the small styro ball on top of the plastic yogurt cup or the body of the snowman.  This will be the snowman’s head.

Step 6:  Wrap the purple scarf around the neck of the snowman or in between the body and the head of the snowman.  Hot glue the scarf to the body to permanently fix it.

Step 7:  Hot glue the buttons in the middle of the snowman’s body.

Step 8:  Add some details on the scarf by cutting the ends of it.  Create small vertical cuts on the ends of the scarf.

Step 9:   Make a small fold that is at least 1 centimeter in width and wrap the craft felt on top of the snowman’s head.  This will be the snowman’s bonnet cap.  Cut the excess craft felt.  Meet the ends of the open bonnet and hot glue it.

Step 10: Squeeze the open part of the bonnet and tie it together using a metallic ribbon.

Step 11:  Add details to the bonnet by creating small vertical cuts above the metallic ribbon.

Step 12: Add details to the face of the snowman like the eyes, the nose and the sweet smile using a black pen.

Step 13: Tada!  Finally done!   You can now display your charming holiday snowman!

The charming snowman is a great gift idea aside from being a holiday décor.  You can make several of this and display them in groups in your side table, center table or even on your tabletop.  You can now put into good use your yogurt cravings just in time for the holidays.  Looks cute isn’t it?  Make more for your friends or relatives!  Hope you liked it!

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