A simple ornament- perfect for a friend, relative, teacher etc. This post was featured on The Crafty Crow! Want other fun holiday ideas? Please check them out! http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2014/12/10-favorite-christmas-crafts-for-kids.html It was also featured on the Fun Crafts Kids site: http://funcraftskids.com/snowman-bead-bracelet-ornament/ . Pop by and check out this fun-filled site! Materials Unfinished wooden beads (We used a variety pack with small, medium & large sizes. For smaller children, chose larger ones than those featured) White paint Paint brush BBQ skewer Floral foam Cord Thin markers (we used permanent markers) Scissors Smock Craft tray Directions Put your beads on a BBQ skewer and stick the skewer into the foam, placing it on a craft tray. This method makes them easy to paint. However, a BBQ skewer can be sharp so exercise care or have an adult do it for you. Don your smock. Put a little paint into a shallow tray and paint your beads. Allow them to dry overnight. Once your beads have throughly dried, use your markers to add details to make your snow person. Fold your cord in half, make a knotted loop (see video) and thread the two ends through your beads, starting with the small bead first, then the medium and finally the large. Depending on your age, you may need an adult to help you with this. Tie a knot at the bottom of your snow person and snip off any excess cord. Voila! A little snow person! If you like, write your name and the year on the bottom of the large bead. We then formed a simple hat for our new version with a painted bead and button for the rim. What could you do to make your snow person unique? Pin this idea Purpose Thinking of others Developing fine motor skills (painting, threading beads, using a fine tip pen) Associating symbols with certain seasons Safety Notes Beads can be a choking hazard. Therefore, keep them out of reach from children 0-3 or those that tend to put things in their mouths. Cord can be a strangulation hazard so be sure not to play with it and use it with adult supervision. Exercise care with scissors and BBQ skewers. (We had an adult snip off the sharp end prior to use) Use non-toxic products. When painting or using permanent markers, be sure to wear a smock to protect your clothes and use a craft tray to protect surfaces. Please like & share: 2 Responses Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.