Make your own Christmas ornaments! This kit comes with supplies to make two snowman ornaments with fleece scarves. Each snowman is made up of three wooden balls with black eyes, orange carrot shaped nose and black button smile drawn on the face, fleece fabric for scarf and a wire ornament hanger. Tactile bumps are placed on the back of the balls to help those who are blind or visually impaired to assemble by touch. Everything you need is included in the kit to assemble, with the exception of elmers glue if you want to glue the balls together after assembling (this is optional).
This is a simple no sew project that you will enjoy putting together as much as you will enjoy on your tree!
See directions for assembling the ornament kit below, or you can search YouTube for narrated presentation of the assembly instructions: Mitsy Kit Christmas Snowman Ornament Instructions.
Step 1: String the three wooden balls on the white fleece ribbon that came attached with a safety pin by first lacing through the base, then the middle, and then the head. For those who are blind or visually impaired, the base is the wooden ball which has no tactile dots on it, the middle is the wooden ball with two tactile dots on it – and the head is the wooden ball with one tactile dot on it. When you are inserting the safety pin and fleece ribbon through the head, make sure that you start by inserting the safety pin and ribbon through the hole closest to the tactile dot as this indicates the bottom of the head. Once all three wooden balls are laced on the fleece ribbon, make sure the tactile dot on the head, and the tactile dots on the middle are aligned on the same side. These dots are on the backside of the snowman, so you want the snowman displayed so that the dots are facing the back.
Step 2: Wrap the second fleece ribbon that was not attached to a safety pin around the snowman’s neck as you would a scarf.
Step 3: Insert the bottom of the fleece ribbon (under the base) into the eye of a plastic needle, then pull the plastic needle and fleece ribbon tail through the small oval bead and pull up until the bead is snug against the base.
Step 4: To attach your ornament hanger, you have two options. You can keep the safety pin on the top of the white fleece ribbon and put your wire ornament hanger through the safety pin, or you can remove the safety pin from the top of the white fleece ribbon, fold the top of the white fleece ribbon down about 1/2 an inch, and make a small slit diagonally down the center of the folded ribbon, then unfold and put one end of the wire ornament hook through the slit in the fleece.
We hope you enjoy this ornament kit. Please feel free to call us with any questions! 978-419-1824