Snowman Lantern Craft

Imagine these welcoming snowmen lighting your Christmas walk.
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What You Need:
snowmen faces with hats candles inside
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Organize a craft-making party for
the neighborhood so everyone can
enjoy these smiling luminarias.

  • Round fishbowls
  • White frost spray paint
  • Orange oven-bake clay, such as Sculpey
  • Golf tees
  • Glass baking dish
  • Black glass paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Silicone glue, such as E6000
  • Crafting mesh
  • Work gloves
  • Old scissors
  • Ruler
  • Round can, such as an oatmeal container
  • Ribbon
  • Tea candle

Instructions:

1. In a well-ventilated work area, spray-paint the fishbowls. Let dry.

2. To make a nose, form a carrot shape from orange clay. Push a golf tee in the wide end for extra strength. Place on baking dish. Bake in the oven according to the manufacturer's directions. Let cool.

3. Glue a clay nose on each fishbowl. Let dry. Use glass paint to make the eyes and mouth. Paint quarter-size dots for the eyes and smaller dots for the mouth. To make snowman winking, paint one eye as shown with eyelashes in the corner.

4. To make a hat, wear work gloves. Cut an 18-inch circle from crafting mesh. Center the mesh over the can. Form the mesh over the can, folding the edge into a brim. Tie a ribbon around the brim.

5. Put a tea candle in the luminaria. Place the hat on top of the luminaria.

 

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