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Tiny Snowman Homemade Writing Slate

Have you been trying to tell the world just how much you love winter? Get the message across with this Tiny Snowman Homemade Writing Slate from Plaid Enterprises. After popping over to the art supply store, you'll be ready to spend a fun afternoon assembling this chalkboard paint craft. Once people visit your home, see this adorable snowman and read his messages, they'll want one of their own. Use it to leave happy thoughts for your kids to read after school or scribble down a reminder or two to keep your busy schedule in check.

Materials

  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Turquoise, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Black, 8 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • Rectangular wood plaque
  • 2 inch STYROFOAM™ ball
  • 2.5 inch STYROFOAM™ ball
  • 11 brads - 1 orange; 3 blue; 7 black
  • 2 blue pom-poms
  • 1 silver chenille stem
  • Blue and white ribbon or scrap material (for scarf)
  • Blue ribbon (for hanging)
  • Tacky glue
  • Hot glue

Instructions

  1. Paint edges of plaque with Wicker White. Allow to dry.
     
  2. Paint dashes around plaque with Turquoise. Allow to dry.
     
  3. Paint front of plaque with Chalkboard paint. Allow to dry.
     
  4. Paint snow along bottom of plaque and snowflake on upper right of plaque (refer to photo).
     
  5. Cut Styrofoam balls in half.
     
  6. Glue larger Styrofoam ball to bottom left side of plaque.
     
  7. Tie ribbon or scrap material to create scarf and glue in place; glue on small Styrofoam ball (Refer to photo).
     
  8. Glue pom-poms and chenille wire in place to create ear muffs.
     
  9. Add buttons and face with brads; use tacky glue to secure.
     
  10. Use hot glue to attach ribbon for hanging.

 

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