Would you like to make this cute little snowman? Here are the instructions.
I made this snowman using 3/8″-wide and 1\8″-wide quilling paper, backing it with card stock and a magnet, but you can use narrower paper and place it on a card or on anything you like!
You will need:
1. *132 inches of 3/8-inch white for the head (glue strips until desired length)
*I used prepackaged strips that were 22 inches, so I had 6 for the head, 9 for the middle, and 12 for the largest.*
2. *198 inches of white (3/8″) for the middle
3. *264 inches of white (3/8″) for the largest circle
4. 2 – 11-inch pieces of green (3/8″) for the scarf
5. 1 – 20-inch piece of brown (1/8″) for longer arm
6. 1 – 17-inch piece of brown (1/8″) for shorter arm
7. 3 – 4.5-inch brown (1/8″) for ‘fingers’
8. 2 – 11-inch pieces of black for the hat
9. Extra black paper for buttons
10. 3 inches orange (1/8″) for the nose
2 googly eyes with adhesive backing
adhesive magnets (optional)
small piece of card stock (for the back of the snowman if making a magnet)
quilling tool (toothpicks can work)
quilling comb (a hair pick is fine)
white glue (I use Elmer’s)
black marker or gel pen
clear coat (optional)
Tightly roll white paper into three circles.
Roll orange paper into a loose coil, then allow it to loosen, gluing the ends. Pinch it into a triangle for the nose.
Roll 2 black and 2 green paper into coils, allowing them to loosen slightly.
Pinch one green coil into a rectangle, and the other into a heart.
Shape one black coil into a square
and the other into a rectangle.
Glue the bottom edge of the black square to the top edge of the black rectangle to make a hat.
Affix the eyes on the small white circle and the orange triangle nose.
Glue the top edge of the green rectangle to the bottom edge of the snowman head. Add the heart shape scarf tail with the two points pointing to the right.
Glue the top edge of the middle white circle to the bottom edge of the scarf, pressing them firmly together.
I like to use a cork work surface so I can place pins around the pieces to hold them together.
Glue the hat on the top of the snowman’s head.
Use your pen or marker to draw in a mouth–5 circles, evenly spaced.
Attach the snowman body to the largest white circle.
Using the quilling comb or hair pick, loop the brown pieces of paper, gluing the ends. Pinch them all to make them narrow.
I spread a thin layer of glue on the back side, allowing it to dry, to help hold the shape.
While the arms dry, use the paper punch to cut 6 buttons. Glue them evenly down the snowman’s front.
Glue the arms to the sides of the snowman, adding the pieces for the ‘fingers’ as you see fit.I cut a piece of card stock that was smaller than the snowman and glued it on the back side to make it stronger. Then I attached the magnets.
If desired, lightly cover the snowman with a sealer or clear coat.
You may wish to attach your snowman to a card or even to the top of a gift. This snowman would also make a cute tree ornament with a loop of extra paper and an ornament hanger attached to the hat.
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