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Crafts for Winter Fest. 2017
You will need:
- White socks (I used child size)
- Poly-Fil Stuffing
- Poly-Fil beads or dry Rice or Beans (if you want to weight the bottom of the snowman)
- Ribbon (for scarf)
- Small black buttons or googly eyes
- Two colorful buttons (for the tummy)
- A piece of yarn or string
- A pom-pom
- Orange felt (for nose)
- Black yarn for mouth
First, pour a handful or two of your poly-fil bead (or rice or beans) at the bottom of the sock. You can skip this part if you don’t want your snowman to be weighted/free standing. Then stuff the rest of the sock with poly-fil stuffing and tie at the top (where the cuff of the sock starts) with your yarn/string. Now flip the cuff part of the sock over and tie your ribbon around the middle of the sock to make a head and body. Glue the pom-pom to the top, googly eyes, felt nose, yarn mouth and buttons on the body. I used a hot glue.
How To Make a Fat-Cake Feeder
To make a suet feeder, you will need:
- A microwave-safe mixing bowl, or saucepan if done on the stove
- Mixing spoon or ladle
- Rendered beef suet or other fat that is solid at room temperature
- Birdseed or other goodies to mix with the suet – about two measures of filling for each measure of fat
- Containers, molds, plastic wrap, or foil
- Twine for making hanging feeders
Follow these steps:
- Poke a hole in the bottom of your container and thread a piece of knotted twine through the hole to serve as a hanger.
- Gently melt the fat in a saucepan over low heat, or in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time.
- Remove from heat, and stir your filling into the melted fat until well mixed.
- Spoon the mixture into the containers, making sure the string sticks out the top.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour until hardened. If you are making a large quantity, freeze extras for later use.