By now you know that I over-book myself so detrimentally that I have no choice but do things as needed, and inevitably, just before they are needed :0) No time for procrastination.
With one day of school left before Christmas Break, I put this guy together after bunco last night. It didn't take long. I had the wood cut, holes drilled, and the whole thing painted. All that was left was to put this snowy guy together.
I gave up on blushing cheeks with paint years ago. I use REAL BLUSH!!! Sometimes I use an applicator, a regular one you would use on your own face, sometimes I just use my finger. Load up whatever you are using, and rub it on. I start in the center and work my way out, blending it in as I go. You can use spray varnish, but I have even used brush-on varnish and the blush stays in place. I have even skipped the varnish all together and not had a problem with the blush coming off.
The eyes were made by dabbing the end of a brush in paint then dabbing the painted brush end on the head. I used a fine tipped sharpie for the eyebrows and a regular sharpie for the mouth.
Once all the appendages were glued in place we had quite a handsome fellow! I decided to cut out arms since we don't have normal trees here in Arizona either. The branches are green. Green arms for my snowman??? I don't think so!
We included a card that said, "For the Best Teacher I "Snow"".
And she is fabulous! She deserves a million dollars with all she puts up with in the classroom.
I hope she likes my snowman. I don't have a million dollars :0)