a pair of white socks that are crew length, or longer
map pins with heads
any left over fabric if you want for a scarf.
First, cut off the top of the sock from the foot.
Turn the sock inside out and attach a rubber band tightly to the top of the sock.
Then turn the sock right-side out again.
Fill the sock with rice. Make sure to pack it down as you go so the sock gets a nice round base.
Rubber band the top of the sock closed and put another rubber band 3/4 of the way to the top for the head of your snowman.
Tie a scarf around your snowman's neck and add eyes, nose, and buttons.
Use the toe of your cut socks to fashion a stocking cap. Or you could use colored argyle socks to create hats and sweaters for your snowman.
You can either sew or glue on your buttons, and add embellishments - twine, bows, ribbons, etc - as needed.
This is such a quick and easy craft - 10 minutes tops - that it would be simple to create a whole family of snowmen for your mantle!