Make a ⛄️ lamp. Fun, quick and effective. Not quite as quick as this video but there’s a more ‘relaxed’version on my channel to watch with your children or group. I used the inside of a pillow for the snow ❄️ effect. The head is a homemade string bauble but you could use a plastic ball. The ‘lite cube’ is very effective but a led candle would be ok.
There’s still time to make a snowman! – decoration, lamp, little and small.
A good way to channel all that pre-Christmas excitement.
This little fellow took only thirty minutes and no mess! I used cotton wool wadding, a litter bin for the body, A football for the head and some black card for all the other bits!
To attach the cotton wool to the head and body I used a reel of white cotton. It helps to have someone holding the head whilst twining the thread around. The hat can be made from a circle of card with an upturned box or empty cottage cheese container stuck on to (covered in black card or fabric. Stick on buttons and face features with glue or cellotape and use a sock or tinsel for the scarf.
Mt. Snowman Lamp,
All you need is an empty plastic large water bottle, some cotton wool or padding from inside a cushion or pillowslip and black card or felt. I used a LED flashing candle light inside the body.
SEE: INSTRUCTION VIDEO
Mr. Snowman decoration
He can be as big or small as you like. You can also make him into a lamp (see video below). For this rather large one I used an umbrella stand for the body and a football for the head.
You will need a ball fir the head. The stuffing from a pillow for a very large one or some cotton wool wadding for smaller. A litter bun or cylindrical box for the body and black card or felt for eyes etc.
See: SEE HIM IN ACTION!
See: HOW TO MAKE
Mr Snowman decoration or lamp.
This one takes time and patience!
You will need a couple of balloons, white glue, thin string and black card or felt or foam.
See: HOW TO MAKE VIDEO
This is a ‘sharing’ activity. I suggest you watch the video with your child then make the Lamp together. A glass jar is used and so care and supervision is essential. Children learn so much by sharing an activity. As you are making this together you will talk and ask and answer questions introducing new vocabulary. Memory will be improved as will their organisational skills and ordering and fine motor skills. Children will learn how to use different glues, about cutting and sticking, about safety., about making mistakes and trying again.
Very small children will be able to stick blobs of cotton wool onto the ball to make the head and will enjoy placing the eyes and buttons in 0lace.
What you need:
A glass jam jar.
Some cotton wool or stuffing from inside a pillow.
For the head: I used a string bauble I had left over from last year but a plastic ball would work fine.
For the hat: – Sticky backed foam sheet in black and a glittery colour (I used red) you can manage with black card and ribbon
White glue plus a stronger glue for the eyes and the hat if you are using card.
A scarf. I used the glittery red foam but you could use ribbon or a thin strip of fabric.
An LED light . I used a LITE cube.
Only use a thin layer of cotton wool on the body so the light shines through.