I opened the advent calendar on Sunday to find "Make snowmen out of paper and other things. Use to decorate and/or send to friends and family." We were unable to actually do that activity on Sunday, as Davan was at Do Jump pretty much all day for shows. It also didn't come to fruition on Monday, mostly because it slipped our minds until shortly before it was time for me to go to work and then we went to a choir concert in the evening after dinner. So, Tuesday it was.
Having decided to get into the Christmas spirit with some Christmas movies over the course of December, we put in Polar Express and made snowmen.
As you can see, we had a lot of material to work with. And distinct personalities emerged. Mostly, the creative ones are Davan's and the look pretty much the same ones are mine. However, Davan would be unhappy if I let you believe that the clown-looking one was her's, so I'll tell you right now, that was one of my experiments.
We worked on these for hours, even continuing after the movie while listening to Christmas carols. It was a little off and on, but we did spend a lot of time on it.
When we were done, which involved putting the finishing touches on my last one a minute or two after I usually leave for work (don't worry, I made it on time. barely.), we counted 16 snowmen.
We decided to do something different with them. There are 14 condos in our building. This morning, we crept through the halls and distributed them.
We did put two on our own door.
But that left one for each other door plus one in the entry way.
We're very curious to see if they get left up through the holidays. We hope people enjoy them! We sure had fun making them and distributing them.