Washtub Snowbabies

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A warm bath is not what little snowbabies beed – only ice water on tap today. Fuzzy fleece hats and sparkling snowflakes add fun color to wintry days.

Completion time – 2 hours

Designer – Lorine Mason


  • Balls: three 2"; six 1"
  • Eggs, 2-1/2", three
Other Materials
  • Mini metal washtub
  • Fleece fabric scraps: orange/red; purple/pink; gre
  • Pom poms: one 1/2" orange; two 1/2" green; assorte
  • Assorted half-round beads, 5mm, one small bag
  • Assorted snowflake sequins
  • Powder blush


  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Compass or 5" circle template
  • Scissors
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Fabric glue or thick, white craft glue


  • 1. Glue 2" ball of STYROFOAM™(TM) brand foam to tip of foam egg
    to create each snowbaby. Set aside.
  • 2. Cut 5" x 5-1/2" piece from purple/pink fleece; refer to
    Diagram 1 to cut fabric for hat. Fold hat in half, right sides
    together; glue seam and let dry. Turn right side out. Fold up
    1/2" along bottom edge of hat. Cut and glue several short
    fleece strips to tip of hat.
  • 3. Cut 3" x 5-1/2" piece from orange/red fleece for hat. Fold
    hat in half, right sides together, to measure 2-3/4" x 3";
    glue seams at side and top of hat and let dry. Turn right side
    out. Fold up 1/2" along bottom edge of hat; glue orange pom pom to tip.
  • 4. Cut 5" x 5-1/2" piece from green/yellow fleece; refer to
    Diagram 2 to cut fabric for jester-style hat. With right sides
    together, fold edges of hat to slightly overlap at center;
    each triangular point should be folded in half, as well. Glue
    seams, except along bottom edge, and let dry; turn hat right
    side out. Fold up 1/2" along bottom edge of hat; glue green
    pom poms to tips.
  • 5. Glue hats to snowbabies' heads. Cut 1" x 6" strips from
    fleece to create matching scarves; glue and tie scarves around necks.
  • 6. Cut 5" circle from fleece of choice; cut an "x" through
    center of circle. Place fleece into top of washtub and insert
    snowbabies through slit. Remove snowbabies, apply glue to
    bottom of each body, and then reinsert into washtub through
    fleece; hold babies in place until glue dries. Trim excess
    fleece, leaving 1/2" extending above edge of washtub.
  • 7. Refer to photo to glue half-bead eyes and noses in place.
    Use finger to blush cheeks. Glue tiny pom poms to snowflake
    sequins; glue sequins to hats and washtub.