Build a Snow Buddy: Styrofoam and Mesh Snowman

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Build a Snow Buddy: Styrofoam and Mesh Snowman

Create a frosty friend to compliment your wintertime décor using Styrofoam, mesh, and a few basic craft supplies. Check out these projects to make a friend for your snow buddy.

Create your own, snap a few pictures, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Glue the end of the White mesh tubing to the bottom of the snowman. Glue and wrap in a continuous line until the entire snowman is covered. Trim any excess mesh.
  • 2
    Cut a 24’’" piece of plaid mesh ribbon. Fold it in half and tie around neck for a scarf. Trim the ends and glue to secure.
  • 3
    Glue the top hat to the head and then a Red mesh ribbon around the hat.
  • 4
    Cut the backs off of two 12 mm solid Black eyes and glue to the snowman’s face for the eyes. Repeat with five 6 mm solid black eyes for the snowman’s mouth. Glue three black buttons down the middle of the snowman and then glue on the nose.
  • 5
    Fold a 12’’" piece of wire in half and twist together, leaving roughly 1-1/2"’’ at the end untwisted. Take another piece of wire and, starting at the fold, twist it around the first twisted wires and trim any excess. Push the folded end into the snowman and repeat for opposite arm.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Darice 10”" Dura Foam Snowman, 1”" Bent Nose, 6"” Candy Canes, 12 mm & 6 mm Black Eyes, Deco Mesh 8 mm x 20 yard Tubing in White/Iridescent & Red
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Ribbon 2-1/2"” x 25 yards in Green & Red Plaid, 4”" Black Felt Top Hat & Dual Temperature Glue Gun
  • •Duncan Snow Accents
  • •Buttons Galore and More Buttons in Black
  • •Panacea Stem 22 gauge Cloth Wire in Brown & 8"” Heavy Duty Wire Cutters
  • •Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
  • •Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks
  • •Craft Stick, Scissors & Ruler