Eco-activity: Sock snowman


Today’s Eco Activity: Sock Snowman

Still struggling with what to do with odd socks? Sock puppets not your thing? It’s a waste to toss a whole pair when just one has worn out, or a single sock when the other has gone missing. Aside from properly recycling them in your local textiles program (if you’re lucky to have one nearby), you can also use them for fun crafts – like this adorable DIY snowman decoration!

Upcycling is a great way to save on seasonal decorating and make use of materials that you have lying around.

Here’s what you need: 

  • An old sock
  • Scissors 
  • 2 paper balls (one larger than the other)
  • Yarn
  • Permanent markers/fabric markers
  • Buttons or push pins
  • Fabric glue or hot glue (with help from an adult)

How to make it:

  • Cut an old sock just below the heel.
  • Put the big paper ball in the sock and push it to the bottom.
  • Tie a piece of yarn around the sock above the paper ball to form the body of your snowman.
  • Put the small paper ball in the sock and tie a piece of yarn around the sock’s opening. This will be the snowman’s head!
  • Make a scarf by cutting a thin strip off of your leftover sock piece. Cut the strip open and colour it. Tie the scarf around your snowman’s neck.
  • Glue buttons onto the body, then draw on the eyes, nose and mouth.

Want to follow along, e-learning style? Watch the step-by-step how-to from Earth Ranger Alex to see how it’s done!

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