Inuit & Igloo Crafts

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Igloo made out of a milk jug & cotton balls. The penguins are made out of acorns. Winter kids craft

I can remember when I was a little girl, I could not wait until it would snow. I wasn’t much interested in building snowmen, but I loved having a good snowball fight & I loved to build snow forts, huts and igloos. The snow is hopefully still a little ways away, but I was thinking of my igloo adventures the other day. I had an idea for an igloo craft using an old milk jug. 

What you will need:

A milk or juice jug

Toilet paper roll

Cotton balls

School glue

Hot glue (Use caution when operating a glue gun. Adult operation is recommended.)

Directions:

Rinse & dry a milk or juice jug. Cut the jug under the handle.

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Cut a door hole out. As you can see, I could not get the sticker off of the jug. This does not matter as you will glue right over it. **Be careful as the jug’s edges might be a little sharp.**

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Cut a toilet paper roll up the middle lengthwise. Paint it in white & let it dry. (I made the mistake of not doing this until after I assembled my igloo.) Put a line of hot glue onto the toilet paper tube. Let it slightly cool & then press it into the opening.

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Spread the school glue around the top of the jug.

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Add cotton balls to the glue.

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Work on the sides next, gluing & pressing the cotton balls. Cover the paper towel roll as well. We mounted our igloo to a paper plate for added stability, but it is fine stand alone as well.

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To make our penguins, we painted acorns in black. We glued small bits of cotton to the bottom half of the painted acorns.

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Cut the penguin’s wings and beak out of foam. Glue these in place and add googly eyes.

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My daughter loved her igloo. She evicted the pumpkins though & replaced them with some little monster creations that she had made.

Igloo made out of a milk jug & cotton balls. The penguins are made out of acorns. Winter kids craft

The igloo & the cotton balls inspired us to make one more craft, a paper plate Inuit.

Paint a paper plate in a flesh tone & let dry.

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Cut a semi-circle for the hair & cut lines to make bangs & then glue to the top of the plate.

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Glue cotton balls all around the outside rim of the plate.

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Add googly eyes, a nose & a mouth to finish it off.

Paper Plate Inuit ( Eskimo ) Kid's Craft

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3 comments

  1. Absolutely adorable, but admit as much as I loved the snow as a kid not such a fan anymore as an adult. Just one more thing for me to have to clean up and definitely feel like I could live without it though!

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