Here's what we made at the preschool last week.
Sock snowmen. Or as the kids called them...snow girls and boys.
This was a great project for the three, four and five year olds we have at the school. Some basic stitching was required, but with help they were all able to make one. Here's what we did.
Supplies needed. Child sized socks (ours came from Target), wool stuffing, beads for eyes and nose, dragon tears (glass beads) to add weight to the snowman, yarn and thread.
Step one: cut off top of sock to use as hat.
Step two: stuff sock with wool and create a neck by stitching a running stitch about one-third of the way down from the top (or toe) of the sock.
Step three: have the child pick out beads for eyes and nose and help stitch them on.
Step four: Some of the kids were able to finger knit a scarf, but for most of them, I crocheted a simple scarf while the children made a pom pom for the hat. They all really loved wrapping the yarn for the ball and trimming it down. A wool fabric scrap would work just as well for a scarf.
Step five: Add the dragon tears to the bottom of the snowman. This is to give it weight to help it stand upright. The children all love the magical part of making a wish while placing each glass stone into the base.
Step six: Fold the top of the sock down and hold the sides together while the child stitches it closed.
Step seven: Gather the top part of the sock that was cut off in step one and hold the sides together while the child stitches it up. This will become the hat.
Step eight: Once the hat is stitched up, turn it inside out and stitch on the pom pom.
Add hat and scarf and you're done.