Monday, December 1, 2008

Let it snow!

After an impromptu pumpkin carving party in October, family members assigned me the task of planning a craft project for the Thanksgiving visit. Coincidentally (not really, as I like to believe the universe provides) I received my current issue of Craft, Paper, Scissors magazine a few weeks ago and on seeing the cover photo I knew I had a project.

After the pie and eggnog settled we all gathered back around the table to make our glass bottle snow people. Various containers had been gathered by Joy and I from thrift shops and other supplies purchased at various stores. We had "snowflakes," glitter, stickers and rub-ons, air-drying clay, beads, bulbs, bells and wire and so on.

You would have thought we were brainstorming on how to achieve world peace judging by the serious expressions!

It's really cool how an activity like this can span age and gender differences!

Oh, and I did I mention that we had BEADS, BEADS and more BEADS?

And what midwestern man has never made a snowperson?

It was a fitting way to close a FABULOUS family holiday. And what a super way to demonstrate that we all have a spark of creativity in us just waiting to get out!

Here's our finished snow person community:

Thanks so much to artist Sue Pelletier and the editors of Cloth, Paper, Scissors for the inspiration!


tommy said...

I'll make snow peeps or pumpkin butts with you anytime, Momma!

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