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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:

  1. Poke a hole in the bottom of your container and thread a piece of knotted twine through the hole to serve as a hanger.
  2. Gently melt the fat in a saucepan over low heat, or in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir your filling into the melted fat until well mixed.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the containers, making sure the string sticks out the top.
  5. Refrigerate for at least an hour until hardened. If you are making a large quantity, freeze extras for later use.