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    Default Article: Easy Gift Idea -- Snowman Doorstop

    Kids of all ages will have fun making this! Such a cute and practical gift or to make for yourself to keep out "Old Man Winter"!

    Supplies needed for each Snowman Doorstop:

    One white tube sock, the longer the better
    One or two pounds of white rice
    One child's colored sock
    Three heavy-duty rubber bands
    Felt or other fabric scraps to make scarf and mittens
    White Glue; but hot glue will work better
    Two wiggly eyes
    One orange pompon
    Six to eight brown or black buttons
    One brown pipe cleaner, cut in half

    Directions:

    Fill the tube sock about 3/4 full with rice. Use rubber bands to divide the sock into 3 sections in proportions equal to a head, a torso and legs. Use one rubber band to close the end of the sock (this is the head). Use the child's sock as a hat.
    Glue on the wiggly eyes, pompon nose, buttons (mouth shape). Cut out a scarf and a pair of mittens from the felt or fabric. Glue the seams of the mittens leaving an opening for the snowman's hands. Poke the pipe cleaners pieces in for stick arms.
    Dab some glue around the opening on the sock. Allow to dry. Put the mittens on and secure with glue. Allow to dry.

    Your little snowman can sit by the door until a cold winter night when he can lay down in front of the door to keep the chill out.

    Copyright 2003 by Leslie Sausage

    Leslie Sausage is a freelance writer, mom and author of 100 Gift Mixes -- Cocoa, Coffee, Tea and Cappuccino, an e-cookbook with variety of wonderful hot beverage mixes. For more creative, practical and fun ideas for your home, visit Frugal Homemaker http://www.frugalhomemaker.com
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    Cute idea ! Thanks Sara !
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    Kitty litter or sandbox sand are also good fillers as the rice can attract pests.
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