Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sweet Saturday #31: Cottonball Snowmen Decorations

I meant to post these simple, kid-friendly projects on Wednesday, but my little sweetie has been sick this week, thus placing me into Mommy Overtime. She's on the mend now, though, and the other day we did have the time and energy to make these cute and easy snowmen using cottonballs, construction paper, glue, and a few other things...

Happy Cottonball Snowmen

Materials:

Cottonballs
Construction paper
Glue
Glitter glue
White paint
Q-tip

Step 1: Paint white dots with Q-TIP
Step 2: Glue on cottonballs
Step 3: Add stick arms and face with glitter glue
Step 4: Add some random splotches of silver glitter with an extra cottonball (Lily's addition)  


The large piece of cotton came from the inside of a vitamin bottle

Voilá! Cute little happy snowmen to hang up in your home. Due to my lacking craft skills, it looks as if my 2 1/2 year old did this one all by herself. Martha Stewart has nothing to worry about.

In continuation of our DIY decorations, Lily and I also made these cottonball snowmen ornaments-

She could not be bothered to stop doodling in her doodle pad while sticking on the cottonballs

For these babies you will need:

Cottonballs
Construction paper
Scissors
Googly eyes
Glue
Glitter glue
Pipe cleaners
Ornament hooks
Add-ons: yarn for a scarf, felt top hat, mini pom-poms for buttons, actual buttons (all things I did not have handy, but wish I had to make these snowmen look less like fluffy fat ducks)

The images above should clearly show you how to make them- and, yes, the "carrot nose" is a very small piece of orange pipe cleaner. I used red paper thinking it would create a nice shadowy effect on the snowmen, but in hindsight, I think white paper would've been better, just a tip. What do you think?

Now for last weekend's most-clicked holiday features!

 
Our most-visited link last weekend were these sweet little trees from With A Blast. And they're edible! Thanks, Linda!



New linker, Mellywood's Mansion, shared this super cute bauble hair clip. Simple to make and the perfect adornment for the holiday season. Thanks, Mel!



I found Finely Ground via Full Hands, Full Hearts' Christmas Link-up and fell in love with this thrifty and original DIY wreath- I just had to invite her to the Sweet Saturday party! Thanks for joining, Marissa!


Thanks to all the new linkers! We had quite a turn-out last week, and I greatly apologize for not getting to visit everyone yet and personally thanking them, but I promise I will as soon as I can! I'm sure you all know where I'm coming from to at least some extent when I tell you I was busy with a sick toddler all week :( 


Grab a button if you were featured!
 
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Now on to the party!

Just follow these simple rules:


1. Link up something sweet to really WOW us all- your blog, Etsy store, Pinterest, Facebook, whatever you want! 
2. Link-up as much as you want and please follow me if you are not already via GFC, Linky Followers, Networked Blogs, or subscription. Leave me a comment if you are a new follower so I can follow you back!
3. Don't forget to hop around and say hi!
4. Share my button so more people can join us (not required, but it would be nice!)


Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby


Thanks for stopping by, this little get together really makes the weekend even more enjoyable for me, and gives me the encouragement to keep my little blog going :) (as difficult as that can be sometimes!)


 

13 comments:

  1. New follower! Glad to have found you!
    www.heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you for the feature and the party, Jessica! Have a lovely weekend :-)

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  3. I always loved making cottonball snowmen growing up!

    I hope you are having a lovely week my dear and thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come back and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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  4. Hi Jessica!
    Thank you for hosting this party! I enjoy it, as usual :)
    I am linking my favorite Christmas project – Christmas angels, hope you'll like them!
    Here's also my Christmas tree with hearts.
    Have a great week,
    Ana@carpe_diem

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  5. Thanks for the party Jessica
    Have a great weekend with your daughter :)

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  6. Thanks for hosting another Sweet Saturday! The snowman tutorial is cute!

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  7. Aw, cute snowmen!! :) And thanks so much for featuring my wreath!

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  8. Thanks for hosting. I follow you via Networked blogs, Leyla - thisdayilove

    thisdayilove.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Cute looking snowman! Thanks Jessica for hosting. Have a great weekend!

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  10. We have a sick one too./ :( Love the cotton ball snowmen. :)

    Visiting from the Aloha hop today.

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  11. Thanks for the lovely ornament ideas & features & for hosting, & God bless!

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  12. So sorry your girl has been sick! I bet it was a stressful week. I love the snowmen crafts you were able to do! So cute :)

    I linked up my post on my grandma's easy cobbler recipe. Hope you have a good weekend :)

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  13. Oh it's awful when the kids are sick. Thank you for the feature and I hope this week is better for you xo

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