Saturday, January 11, 2014

Crafts - DIY snowman at home

"Tropical countries without snow" frustration. Christmas. Disney's Frozen.

These are just some of the reasons why I kept wanting to make a snowman with my "lil sister". She has not experienced snow and I thought it would be awesome for her to experience making a snowman while she is still in her young age. Problem now is Philippines = no snow. So decided to look online for some tutorials and voila found one! I modified some parts and here is my version.

Materials needed:
Pan that can contain the "baking soda"
3 cups of Baking Soda
2 Tablespoon Salt

2 Teaspoon of Liquid Soap <choose a nice scent>
8 Tablespoon Water
End of the Carrot for the nose
10 pieces of black pepper
1 BBQ stick
1 jelly with cover
Sprinkles or watercolor/food coloring for added color

1. Put the 3 cups of baking soda in pan

2. Add the 2 Tsp Salt in baking soda

3. Add the 2 Tsp of liquid soap in baking soda and mix. Optional, you can add food coloring or water color to mixture for color.
Liquid Soap

4. Add 8 Tbsp of water to baking soda. 1 tbsp at a time while mixing. The end result should a a mushy yet solid mixture that you can mold into a ball without crumbling. If its too "liquid", add more baking soda. If its too "solid", add more water 1 tbsp at a time.

5. Mold your snowman part by part. Roll the mixture into the desired shape.

6. Once you build the body, accessorize. Put the pepper as his eyes, mouth, and buttons; carrot end as nose; jelly as a hat, break the BBQ stick into 2 and place on sides as hands. Feel free to play with other materials, allow the kids to explore and have fun. 

First Attempt
Snow Man 2
Me and my snowman

It tends to be pretty messy with kids playing with the baking soda, but its the fun of it.  HAVE FUN!! ^___^