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Make Your Own Snowman Gift

Last year a lot of the christmas gifts we gave were home made or baked. I made this for Jake's friend Ella who was 2 years old. It was really simple to make and Im told she really liked it :) 
What you need: 
  • some twigs
  • some wool, ribbon or fabric for the scarf
  • a bit of orange crayon (for the carrot) 
  • some raisins (for the 'coal' 
  • some glitter (just because) 
  • some salt dough (white playdough could also work well or try my Homemade Modelling Clay)






I also wrote out a basic instruction sheet (when I make them this year I will do a proper instruction sheet on the computer, which you can download and print off here    

Then I packed it all up in a jar.... 

and wrapped!


A great little gift for any kid! :) And of course this can modified however you like; add a little knitted hat, or you could add some paints to your jar to be used once the salt dough has dried.

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18 comments:

  1. Love this idea for all the special littles in my life!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. How long will this last...(estimated is fine)?

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  3. How long will this last...(estimated is fine)?

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  4. what a brilliant idea - i have loads of godchildren / friends kids and it really all adds up when you buy them all even a really cheap pressie - this year, young and old i think they will be getting a snowman in a jar!!

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  5. How creative! I love this idea for a Xmas gift!

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  6. Oh wow you have just solved all my gifts for everyone else's children dilema

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  7. Do you have the reciepe for the salt dough or where to buy it??

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    1. Here you go :) http://www.creativeplayhouse.mumsinjersey.co.uk/p/recipes.html

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  8. This would make great party favors for a winter party. Love it!

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  9. Such a cute idea. Love it! Thanks for sharing this on Tuesday Tots. I am featuring it in next weeks TT :) You're welcome to grab a Tuesday Tots featured button if you don't already have one :) x

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  10. Me and the boys made playdough snowmen a few wks back but i never thought to package and gift them. What a wonderful idea. Pinned jaime@FSPDT

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  11. This is ADORABLE. I will be trying this for sure this year! I would love it if you would link this post up on our new Eco Kids link up: http://organicaspirations.blogspot.com/2012/11/leaf-rubbings-eco-kids-tuesday.html

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    1. Thanks for linking up! I'm sharing it on Pinterest too!

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  12. What a really great stocking filler!
    Am off to pin this.

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  13. Here's another Tuesday Tots feature for ya! http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/2012/11/christmas-is-coming-ten-great-activities-to-get-you-ready-for-the-holidays.html I just loved this post!!! Pinned!! :) Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!!

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  14. Oh my, 100% adorable. Love it. How very wonderful and a great gift.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  15. Very very cute! Thanks for sharing at Eco-Kids Tuesday!

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  16. This is fantastic! Very creative and I'm sure any kid would love to receive it!

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