Check out this bowling pin snowman. Hopefully you have some left over bowling pins from making the Halloween Mummy and Ghost I shared previously. If not, you can call your local bowling alley and see if they give away or sell their old bowling pins. Some bowling alleys discard their pins every few months as they get cracked or break. I have bought a box of 12 pins for $10 in the past.
Here are the steps to make this cute little snowman:
1. Paint bowling pin white. (I used spray paint.)
2. After it is dry use a drill to drill 3 screws into his body. These will look like the buttons.
3. I think a dirty little snowman is cute, so I used a paper towel dipped in a little brown stain and rubbed the bowling pin and his hat with it. I didn’t want it too dark, just a little dirt.
4. Once the stain is dry I used a black and orange paint pen to make his carrot nose and coal eyes and mouth.
5. The snowman’s scarf is a little strip of plaid flannel that I “fringed” with scissors.
6. I tied a piece of twine around the end of the sock to add a little weight so it would flop over.
It is as simple as that! Now you have a cute bowling pin snowman to welcome your visitors and he will hang around from year to year and not melt!! This also makes the perfect gift!