by Patty Cox
| Styrofoam eggs
are the base for these very comical snowmen and cardinals.
|You will need:
- 3" Styrofoam
- 3 Slices white
- Glitter gel
- School glue
- Craft sticks
- Paper clip
- Silver chenille
- Two 1" tinsel
- Two 1/4" wiggle
- 1/2" orange
- 10 black "E"
- Red acrylic
- Red feathers
- Black and
- Two 1/4" wiggle
- Finely crumble 3
slices of white bread (with crust removed). Add 2 tablespoons
glitter gel and 1 tablespoon water. Mix together with
a craft stick.
- Spread mixture on
styrofoam with the craft stick. The dough may be sticky.
Wet your hands under a faucet, then smooth the dough around
- Unbend a paper clip
and insert end into top of egg to make a temporary hanger.
Hang egg to dry, then remove paper clip.
- Glue wiggle eyes,
pompom nose and E-bead mouth into place. Cut a 51/2" length
silver chenille stem. Bend into a U-shape. Glue chenille
stem and 1" royal tinsel pompoms on sides of head for
- Spray with clear
acrylic finish or paint with a coat of glitter gel and
- Repeat Snowman steps
1 through 3, using the following recipe: 3 slices white
bread, 2 tablespoons red paint, 2 tablespoons school glue
and 2 teaspoons water.
- Allow shape to harden
for 30 minutes. Make toothpick holes at wing, tail and
top feather placement. Press a pencil eraser in to the
mouth to make a 3/8" hole. Allow to dry completely.
- Cut beak, feet and
eye pieces from foam. Glue beak in mouth opening. Glue
on eye piece and feet. Glue red feathers on body. Glue
wiggle eyes on eye piece.
Dow Styrofoam Brand Plastic Foam; Elmer's Squeeze Creations
Glitter Gel, Washable White School Glue; Darice Pompoms, Chenille
Stems, Wiggly Eyes, "E" Beads, Foamies, Feathers;
Delta Cermacoat Acrylic Paint
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