I have been saving glass milk bottles because they are just so darling I knew they would be perfect for some craft one day. Sometimes we use them to play a little game of cotton balls and tongs. One afternoon when the kids filled the milk bottles up with cotton balls, we realized they resembled snowmen.....and I bet you can guess what happened next.
When they are all full of cotton, we painted the milk tops black and let them sit in the sun to dry while we created our snowman.
Things changed quickly as soon as we started. "Why are snowmen always boys, mama?" Asked the ever-so-curious five-year-old of mine...and I bet you can also guess where this led to...
With some frilly trim, we created skirts for our snow ladies, buttons for shirts, beads for faces, and pipe cleaner for a carrot nose.
Our milk caps were dry at this point, and we added an empty thread spool right on top. They were already black so they were perfect, but since Emma changed our plan to snow ladies, she thought a pink feather on top was needed for these hats.