Here is a very simple and inexpensive DIY craft for kids. We made a Frosty snow gauge that kids will love. Adding your house number to your DIY craft is another way to take your street number from dull to dazzling especially during the winter months.
You will need a hammer, nails, (1) 2×4, paint, and wooden craft pieces. If you have access to a saw then it will make two of your cuts go faster.
First Step: Our DIY craft for kids is simple to put together. Purchase 3 wood circles, 1 square, and your house numbers in the craft section. This was total of $8.00
Second Step: Decide what colors you want to use for your house numbers. Make sure that you select paint that is indoor/outdoor. For a traditional snowman, you will need white for your circles and black for your hat. Of course, you can paint your your snowman any color you want. Have fun!
Third Step: With a saw, cut the square lengthwise and then cut about an inch off the main piece. After you have the hat the size that you want, attached the long piece along the edge for the rim of the hat after it is painted.
Fourth Step: Paint your frost circles white, the hat black, and your house numbers whatever colors you desire.
Fifth Step: You can add a pattern to your hat if desired. I thought chevron looked stylish! We added eyes, nose, and a mouth along with buttons.
Sixth Step: Paint a 2×4 post with white primer paint. We used a piece of lumber that we had on the wood pile. You can get (1) 2X4 at Home Depot. Use a measuring stick or tape measure to paint the inch lines starting at the bottom with (1) then going up. Leave about 3 inches of space before starting your numbers to anchor your post in the ground. I stopped at 15 inches but some of you may want to go higher.
Seventh Step: After your paint has dried, attach the circles to the 2×4 then nail the numbers to the structure. You may want to use a hot glue gun the circles to the 2×4 to make sure that they stay in place when the wind and snow start falling.
Eighth Step: Hammer the 2×4 into the ground and wait for it to snow!!! We got our first snow and the kids were thrilled to see how many inches there were. This DIY craft for kids also teaches numbers and record keeping which is a plus for his mom.
I hope that you have enjoyed our simple and inexpensive DIY craft for kids. Let us know if you make a Frosty snow gauge and pin it to our Pink Tool Girl Super Stars board. We would love to see how much snow you have in your area.
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