Make your pencils look really cool by popping on our Sam the snowman pencil toppers. Sam the homework-loving snowman has a carrot nose, top hat and will boost your Christmas spirit each time you write.
What’s more, this fun Christmas craft is really easy for older kids to make. All they need to do is wrap a white pipe cleaner around the top of their favourite pencil and decorate it with a pom pom head, a ribbon scarf, glittering eyes and hey presto, they’ve got themselves a mini snowman, who can live in their pencil cases forever (or at least for the festive period).
Once your kids have mastered Sam the snowman, they can make other pencil topper characters using different-coloured pipe cleaners. Let them have a go at making a penguin pencil topper using a black pipe cleaner or other animals.
Scroll down for our brilliant step-by-step guide on how to make Sam the snowman pencil toppers.
Age group: This Christmas craft is a little tricky for small fingers and suits older kids from around the age of eight better – they will just need help tying the tiny ribbon scarf on.
What you will need
- Your favourite pencil
- 1 white pipe cleaner
- 1 black pipe cleaner
- 1 small white pom pom
- 1 mini orange pom pom
- Ribbon of your choice (we used a gingham ribbon)
- Blue or black squeezy glitter glue (or a glitter glue pen for younger children)
Find a flat surface to work on and gather together all the craft materials you need to make a cool snowman pencil topper.
Tightly wrap a white pipe cleaner around the end of your favourite pencil for Sam the snowman's body.
Tightly wrap a black pipe cleaner around a pencil and pull it off.
Use squeezy glitter glue or a glitter glue pen to draw on Sam the snowman's eyes and buttons and that's it! Sam the snowman is ready to play with and make your pencil the coolest on the block.
Design created by Jennifer Shepherd for goodtoknow.co.uk.
For crafts materials such as pipe cleaners, ribbon and glitter glue etc. visit Baker Ross, a family run craft business who are the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools and other organisations across the UK and abroad, based in Walthamstow, London.
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