Thursday, December 3, 2009

How to Make a Frosty the Snowman Classroom Treat Container

Frosty the Snowman Treat Containers

These cute classroom treat containers are made from recycled or scrap materials.  Fill them with small wrapped candy, top them with the Snowman Head Ornament.  You will need to visit the link to print off the directions on how to make the hat.


Items Needed: 

-items per hat pattern (see link below)
-ping pong balls
-cardboard toilet paper tubes
-clear tape
-white construction paper
-tacky glue
-black paint, and pencil top eraser for buttons
-optional:  sytrofoam meat/fruit tray for a paint pallet
-orange and black permanent markers to draw snowman face


Step 1:  Make these practical hat ornaments with scrap yarn.  You could also use school colors.  You need a 1 inch cut piece of paper towel tube, yarn, scissors, ruler, and scrap flat cardboard to make these. 

Step 2:  When your hats are completed.  Glue them to the ping pong balls, covering the writing that is typically on the ball.  Use your tacky glue for this.

TIP:  Use plastic medicine cups to hold your ornaments in while the glue dries.

Step 3:  Now you can start making your snowman treat containers.  For this part, you will need to cut the toilet paper tube in half, lengthwise.  Tighten your tube by about 1/4 inch and tape with the clear tape.  You need to do this with most tubes because your ping pong ball needs to rest in the open top of the tube later in the craft.

Step 4:  Cut a 4 1/4 inch by 5 1/2 - 6 inch piece of white construction paper.  Hold your taped tube upright, and place on the construction paper.  Trace a circle and cut it out (cutting it a bit larger than your trace).  You can also use recycled cardboard or card stock.  Glue your large piece of white paper around the tube.  Place glue on one end rim of the tube and place it onto the cut circle (this is the bottom).  Allow to dry.

Step 5:  Dip a new pencil eraser into black paint and paint buttons onto the front of your snowman body.

Step 6:  Draw a snowman face onto your snowman head ornament and allow to dry.

Step 7:  Fill your container with wrapped candy and place the head on top.

These are easy to make, recycle many items, and kids have a treat container and an ornament to take home for Christmas.  You can also glue black buttons on, use cut pieces of felt, paper, or any other recycled materials.

TIP:  When cutting and taping your tube, be sure to double check the amount of space it allows for the snowman ornament head to rest inside.  The yarn hat makes it a bit top heavy, so you will want it wide enough for it to rest inside, but not fall through the tube.


Skip the step that requires cutting the tube in half.

Cover the tube just as the above instructions state in OPTION 1, but cut 6 inches of white construction paper instead of 5 1/2 inches.  Draw a snowman face on the top outside of the tube as well as on the ping pong ball.  Add the buttons.  When the snowman heads are finished place inside the top of the tube.  The hat will rest on top, and the ping pong ball will fit inside, hiding it.  The treats look like snowmen on the outside and on the inside.

This was my favorite way to make these.

This Christmas 25 happy 2nd graders will be receiving these!

As always enjoy scraping!

1 comment:

Dawn said...

I think this is one of the cutest ideas I have seen and we all have a surplus of paper towel rolls of varying sizes. Love this site!