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CD Snowman Puppet Craft

CD Snowman Puppet Craft

Don't throw away those old or scratched CDs and DVDs. Make this fun snowman puppet!

by Amanda Formaro

What you'll need

  • CD or DVD
  • Construction paper: white, black, red, orange
  • 1.5" wide strip of light blue felt
  • 1 craft or popsicle stick
  • Black paint or marker
  • Pink crayon
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors

Helpful Tip:

1. Buy construction paper in large quantities and keep on hand for rainy or snowy days. 2. If using paint you need to allow for dry time. If using a marker, you can play with your puppet right away. 3. If you have several CDs lying around, put on a holiday puppet show!

How to make it

  1. Fold a sheet of white construction paper in half like a greeting card.
  2. Cover one side of the CD with white craft glue.
  3. Lay the CD, glue side down on one half of the white construction paper.
  4. Cover the other side of the CD with white craft glue and press the open half of the white construction paper down onto the CD.
  5. Gently rub the construction paper covered CD with your hands to be sure all the glue sticks.
  6. Use scissors to cut around the CD, leaving a white construction paper circle.
  7. Cut a long triangle from the orange construction paper. You can round off the thick end of the triangle if you like to make it appear more like a carrot. Glue the thick end of the triangle to the center of the CD, the pointed end will hang over the edge.
  8. Glue the craft stick to the back of the CD to use as your handle. This also works double duty as the neck.
  9. Fringe the ends of the blue felt strip by cutting thin strips with a pair of scissors. Wrap the "scarf" around the craft stick neck and glue in place.
  10. Cut a simple hat from the black construction paper and glue the top of the CD.
  11. Cut a red construction paper hat band and glue in place on the hat.
  12. Use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in black paint to dot on eyes and mouth. You can use a black marker instead if you prefer. Let the paint dry completely.
  13. Add pink for the cheek with a pink crayon.