I bought keys at an online auction in the fall. A LOT of keys. Too many keys really, so now I am on the hunt for all kinds of crafts to do with keys. For this one the credit goes to Free Kids Crafts.com. However, I could not find the actual craft on the site so, here is my tutorial. :o) I did this with our GEMS girls club at church and since it's another snow day again here,
I laid it out for the girls to make a few more this afternoon.
You will need:
Craft wire, a glue gun, red stamp ink, soft paint brush, assorted beads, mini pompoms, (if you have them, otherwise beads will also work), short lengths of pipe cleaners, keys spray painted white, an orange, and a black Sharpie. Oh, and wool or little pieces of fabric for the scarves.
Squirt a small amount of glue into your beads, or on to your mini pompoms, if you have them and
attach to your pipe cleaner.
Then dab little spots of glue on each side of your key,
Attach your ear warmers.
Use your Sharpies to create a cute little face.
Give your your little fella some rosy cheeks by dabbing a little stamp ink on a soft paintbrush and gently dabbing it where he needs some colour.
Use some craft wire or floral wire cut to your desired length. Fold it in half.
Make pretty with some beads and spread the one end wide enough so that the beads don't fall off.
Pull your wire through the hole in the key and twist as you would a bread twist tie.
Wah wah! You have a little snowman key chain. To make him a little warmer, you can give him a scarf.
Here are a few of our finished fellows. Enjoy!