2 cups Ivory Snow flakes
1/2 cup water
hat or "ear muffs"
decoration for hat
string & paper for sign
Assemble materials before beginning.
Paint a piece of toothpick orange for the nose. Cut a piece of
fabric approximately 12" x 1" and fringe ends for the scarf.
Pour Ivory Snow
into a bowl, add water and whip with electric beater on high about 5 minutes until doughy.
With damp hands, shape soap into three graduated-size balls and a few little
snowballs. Stack and secure the three bigger balls
(with biggest on bottom of course) by gently pushing a toothpick halfway into the center
of one ball and then pushing another ball on it until they touch.
Add twig arms, the toothpick nose, clove
eyes and buttons. Tie the scarf around the neck. Make a smile with a row of cloves (or seed
beads). Add a top hat, decorated straw hat or make ear muffs from a piece of chenille stem and poms.
Cut a small piece of paper into a rectangular shape and
print "Snowballs 10 Cents". Glue edges of a piece of string to the back of
sign and hang across a twig arm. Stack snowballs beside him.
Let dry overnight. Makes one 4"
snowman and six snowballs.
Note: I made this several years ago
and pulled him out each year and he always looked great. Eventually
he disappeared, so I don't know how long he would last. He is
probably still in the back of my storage closet!