I found some rocks in my back yard that were round(ish) and washed them up really well. Then I used some heavy duty epoxy to glue them together. I usually like to use Devcon High strength 5 minute epoxy but this Loctite worked well too. The Devcon brand was a little less stinky and set up quicker but the end result is the same.
Next I used a polymer clay (I LOVE Sculpey) to make the hat and carrot nose. Once you bake it is is very hard. I have been using this stuff since I was about 6 years old and I love it. It comes in all sorts of colors too if you don't want to have to paint it. I just always have the basic clay on hand so that is what I used.
I painted the rocks all white before gluing the hat and carrot on. Paint a face, add some button and scarf and you are done! I decided to glue mine to a board even though he was pretty steady. I have 4 boys who "look with their hands" so I thought it would be better.
I love that snowmen can stay out even past Christmas. They are a winter decoration so they last longer :)
He is really cute!
The snowman is absolutley so cute!!
He is so cute!! I might have to go search for some rocks . . .
I think I'm going rock hunting, thanks!
So cute! Link up!
That is a fantastic snowman. I love it!
ah this is so cute! If you have a chance I'd love for you to come link up to Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays. www.ladybug-blessings.com
What a brilliant idea! I love it!
This is such a cute idea. I love your snowman, he is adorable.
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