I recently got commissioned to create a 2-D snowman that looked like it would be at home in a pop-up book. For those looking for an alternative to Frosty's uniform circles, this untraditional geometric snowman is super cute and really easy to make with 2 inch strips of cardboard.
What You'll Need:
A hole punch
3 ft x 6 ft piece of cardboard, I got my cardboard, and they cut it into 6 foot x 2 inch vertical strips against the grain at my local art supply store, Mittel's.
White paint and a small roller
Foam sticky sheets in black and orange
Scissors or a die cutter with the appropriate shapes- I used my Cuttlebug
2 9 inch plywood rounds
1 5/16 inch steel 3 foot rod
5/16 inch drill bit
|Frosty waiting for his hat.|
|Overlap two 9 inch circles, using a 5/16 inch drill bit, drill a hole in the center of the rounds then insert pole. It should stay put on it's own.|
|Paint the stapled areas and torn edges white with your sponge brush. Glue and staple the top and bottom edges of each ball to the next.|
|To keep "ball" shape from drooping, add a stapled strip of cardboard to the back of each circular. Use your foam sheets to cut out circles, button shapes, and a carrot nose and a smile and stick in place. Hot glue stick arms to the back of him.|
|Frosty looking dapper for the San Diego Hat Company .|