This is great gift idea that starts with something basic and then encourages the recipient to get creative. Materials Base White felt Large piece of felt for the background Various colours of felt Fabric scissors Kit Materials (for the child to personalize the snow person) Various colours of felt Fabric scissors (optional) Storage Plastic shoe box or similar container Zippered plastic bag Label (Cut it out with scissors and attach with clear tape) decorate-a-snow-person Ribbon Clear tape Directions Cut three snowballs out of white felt. One being small, the next medium and the last large. Cut out some basic elements of a snow person- carrot nose, coal for the smile etc. This will form a basic snow person for the person to personalize or “decorate”. If you are giving this as a gift, print out the tag entitled “Decorate a Snow Person” and attach it to a plastic shoe box with clear tape. Put your background inside, along with your 3 snowballs. Put your nose etc. in the zippered bag. Include felt for the child(ren) to make their own additions to the snow person (such as turning it into a mermaid!). You may want to include a pair of fabric scissors. You could include embellishments for them to glue onto their felt such as buttons and therefore you might want to include a tube of fabric glue. Give it to a friend and see what they come up with! Purpose Developing one’s creativity (taking a basic idea and extending it) Making items for play Safety Notes Use fabric scissors with care and direct adult supervision as they tend to be sharp. Be sure to wear a smock when using fabric glue so as to not damage your clothing. Buttons and small embellishments can be choking hazards. Be sure to keep them out of reach from children 0-3 or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.