By Noreen Doll.
It’s fun to make a fluffy Frosty Snowman bath pouf. He will happily sit on a shelf, mantle, or table.
When he’s finished, you can make such accessories as a fleece hat and scarf, and a broom.
3 White Bath Poufs
3 Brown Pipe Cleaners
1 Orange Pipe Cleaner
4 Black Buttons
Cardboard Scrap 1 5/8 inch x 3 inches
Directions for the Snowman
1. Poke the skewer down through the 3 white bath poufs, putting the largest on the bottom, the next largest in the middle, and the smallest on top, leaving an inch or two sticking out at the bottom.
2. To make the arms put a brown pipe cleaner between the two larger poufs and wind it once around the skewer. I leave one end a little longer than the other so the arms won’t be exactly symmetrical.
Work the arms through the sides of the middle pouf so they come out a little higher up.
Cut 2 pieces of brown pipe cleaner about 2 1/4 inches long. Twist one tightly around each end of the arms about 1 inch back from the end. Do it so one end is a little longer than the other after they are twisted.
3. Attach 2 of the black buttons to the head for eyes. Don’t put them too far apart.
I used needle and thread to attach them, but I wasn’t real happy with the result. I think hot glue might be better – though you need to be careful not to melt the nylon.
4. Attach 2 black buttons to the snowman’s body.
Make the Frosty Snowman Bath Pouf carrot nose.
1. About 1 1/2 half inches down from the top of the orange pipe cleaner, bend the end of the pipe cleaner all the way back so it touches the longer part of the pipe cleaner.
2.Start winding the long part of the pipe cleaner around the open end of the small part. Leave the folded end for the point of the carrot.
3. Wind the pipe cleaner down almost to the tip,
and then back up again, to make it wider at the top.
4. Use a bit of hot glue to attach the nose to the snowman’s face.
Make the Frosty Snowman Bath Pouf fleece hat and scarf.
Our model is excited to show off the set!
1. For the scarf, cut a rectangle of fleece about 1 1/2 inches wide x 15 inches long.
Cut fringe on each end about 1 inch long and about 1/8 inch wide. You don’t have to measure it, just cut narrow strips all the way across the end.
2. For the hat, cut a rectangle of fleece 5 inches tall by 8 inches around.
Put the short edges together and sew a 1/4 inch seam across the end.
Cut fringe about 1 inch long and 1/8 inch wide all around 1 open edge.
Just below the fringe, tie a narrow piece of string tightly around to gather the top of the hat.
Turn up the bottom of the hat an inch or so, and it’s finished.
Make the broom for the Frosty Snowman Bath Pouf.
1. To make the broomstick, use a brown pipe cleaner, and fold down 1 end about 3 1/2 inches.
Wind the longer end around the short end,
all the way to the bottom and cut off the remainder.
2. Wind the cotton twine around the 1 5/8 inch wide cardboard piece several times.
Carefully slide the twine loops off the cardboard and gently wrap them around the broomstick end.
Use another piece of twine to tie the loops snuggly around the pipe cleaner broom- stick.
3. Cut the bottoms of the loops open, and trim if needed. You do want a shaggy sort of edge.
To finish Frosty Snowman bath pouf, you can stick the skewer into a small piece of recycled styrofoam to help the snowman stand.
Wind the fleece scarf around his neck.
Cut off all but an inch of the skewer above the snowman’s head and set the fleece hat on top of that.
Lean the broom against Frosty or one of his arms.
Instead of a pipe cleaner for the broom handle, you could use a small twig.