Frosty is enjoying the winter scenery in this snowy wonderland. But for you there is also a reason to enjoy this craft - the hidden fresh-scent Renuzit air freshener.
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam:
- Balls, one each: 4"; 2-1/2"
- Renuzit® LongLast® Adjustable Air Freshener
- Clay pot, 4-1/2"
- Wooden items: dowel, 3/8" diameter; craft stick
- Acrylic paints: light blue; orange
- White textured snow paint
- White pearl-finish dimensional paint
- Black felt, 9" x 12" sheet
- Blue plaid polar fleece, 1" x 15-1/2" strip
- Half-round black beads, 6mm, two
- Pink feather
- Lightweight cardboard, 8-1/2" x 11" sheets, two
- Gallon-size plastic bag
- Serrated knife
- Candle stub or paraffin
- Pencil sharpener
- Compass or small circle template
- Transparent tape or stapler with staples
- Metal tablespoon
- Medium flat paintbrush
- Disposable palette
- Water basin
- Paper towels
- Old toothbrush
- Household sponge
- Hand saw
- Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
or staple plastic bag over one cardboard sheet. Use pearl-finish
dimensional paint to "draw" 18 snowflakes of various sizes
(5/8" to 3/4") onto bag. Let dry.
clay pot light blue; let dry. Apply second coat; let dry. Open air
freshener and place in pot.
serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Cut 2-1/4"-diameter
circle from bottom of 4" foam ball; save foam scrap for snowy base.
Use spoon to carve out foam from inside ball, until it fits over top of
air freshener; save foam scraps. Place body over air freshener.
2-1/2" foam ball in half; reserve one half for a future project.
Place half-ball (head) flat side down on work surface. Cut a 1/2"-wide
slice from one edge; newly cut edge is "chin." Slightly shape
flat back of head to fit around body.
patterns and following pieces from black felt: hat crown, 2" x
5" strip; top of hat, 1- 5/8" circle; hat brim, 3" circle
with 1" circle removed from center. Roll and glue hat crown into a
tube, with 2" edges slightly overlapping. Glue inner edge of hat brim
to inside bottom edge of crown. Glue top onto crown; let dry.
hat onto head, leaving three-quarters of face exposed; glue to secure. At
back of head, fold hat brim up and glue to head. Glue head to body with
hat sandwiched between. Lower edge of head should rest 1/2" above pot
rim. Glue feather to hat brim as shown.
and glue flat side of beads into face for eyes. For nose, sharpen one end
of dowel in pencil sharpener; sand lightly to remove sharp tip. Use hand
saw to cut 1-1/2" from pointed end of dowel. Paint nose orange; let
dry. Glue nose into head.
scarf, cut 1" fringe into each end of fleece strip, 1/8" apart.
Tie scarf around neck.
2" foam ball in half. Place half-balls rounded side up on work
surface. Measure and cut 1-1/4"-wide section from center of each
half-ball for arms. Use fingertips to round cut foam edges. To ensure arms
will rest on pot rim, remove 1/4"-deep, 1"-long section from
flat side of each arm, measuring from one end. Glue arms to body as shown
with cut-out area against pot rim.
- Cut a
1/4"-deep slit into center bottom of each arm. Glue and insert
mittens into slits with thumbs facing each other.
4-1/2" x 5-1/2" oval shape from cardboard sheet. Glue bottom of
pot to oval. Arrange and glue remaining foam scraps to cardboard around
pot to look like snow mounds. Shape foam as needed with knife or fingers.
manufacturer's instructions to apply snow paint to mounds with craft
stick; let dry. Carefully peel snowflakes from plastic and glue to hat,
pot, and snow mounds.
- When gel is depleted, replace with a new air freshener.