On the eve of New Year's holidays in allpreschool and educational institutions begin carnivals and matinees. For each of these activities the child will need a carnival costume, for a family celebration he is also always the way. One of the most common characters on New Year's matinees is a snowman. This is not surprising, because it is a kind of symbol of winter and an assistant to Grandfather Frost, so the snowman participates in all New Year's tales. And if your child is on New Year's holidaygot the role of a snowman, you can go in two ways: buy a suit in a store, or make it yourself. The second option will be more economical, besides, you will be sure that your child will be unique and the second such a costume will not be found. Composite parts of the classic snowman dress Before you start working on a snowman costume, remember how it looks and think about what elements it should consist of. A real snowman consists of three snowballs, each of which is slightly smaller than the previous one. A snowman always has a hat and a nose-carrot. Mandatory elements, without which it is impossible to imagine a standard snowman, are a broom and a scarf. And what should the Christmas costume of a snowman consist of? Hat Often used as a headdress is a bucket. Of course, for the baby it will be busted. Therefore, you can select any hat. It is desirable that it at least resemble a bucket. As for the baby's face, you can supplement the image with a New Year make-up. To do this, it is enough to emphasize the eyes with a dark pencil or shadows, and make the lips a little brighter. Nose As for the nose, everything is clear here. Try to make a costume nose that looks like a carrot. It can be made of paper or foam rubber, while painting the product in orange. Scarf for a snowman It does not matter which scarf you choose. Classic New Year colors are blue and red, they are present in the costumes of the Snow Maiden and Santa Claus. But if you want to pick something brighter, you can use a striped scarf, where different shades will be present. Required items are buttons Everysnowman "dressed in a coat", which necessarily has black buttons. Place not an even number of necessarily large black buttons on your suit. "The body" of a snowman The best option for making a costume will be two white balls of different sizes. If you do not have the right material, it does not matter, the main thing is for the two white parts of the suit to be soft (it can be a fleece) and at least a little like the shape of a circle. As for the broom, then on the matinee you can do without it. But if you are planning to supplement it with an image, then a broom will do for the baby. Here's the snowman and ready. But, in order to become more clear, it is necessary to dwell in detail on how to produce these or other details. Making a snowman's body with your own hands There are several options for making a "body" for a snowman costume. You can choose any one you like or the one for which you will have materials. Creating a suit from a sarafan Ordinary sarafan of white color is the easiest way of making a costume. If you have one at home, and you do not regret it - generally excellent. The first thing a sarafan should try on your child, it should not be too big, otherwise it will move from the shoulders. Otherwise, it will need to be sewed up a bit. In order to isolate the upper part from the bottom, you can use the silvery rain. Tie it up so that the fabric is left at the top with the allowance. In the upper part, you can also apply cotton wool, a sintepon or white material to make it more like a coma. This is especially effective when the fabric of the sarafan is very light. Please note that in this case the rain will have to be tied very tightly. Now go to the bottom of the sarafan. It must be shortened to the level of the knees. At the bottom, sew a sarafan wire, giving it a ring shape. Decorate the bottom of the sundress is best the same rain that was used as a belt. Do not forget about the black buttons. They can be made from fabric or paper. Under the sarafan you will need a white shirt. Overalls for a snowman from fleece For the second version of making a snowman's body, you need to buy a white fleece. It is very soft to the touch and will best be like snow. The first step is to make an approximate pattern. For these purposes, you can use your baby's suit or overalls. It is advisable to choose clothing for a pattern with sleeves. You do not need exact matches. Everything can be very approximate. Sew the resulting details with white threads, and decorate the fleece overall with black buttons. Please note, they must be large in size. Economical version number 3 Probably every boy will have white shorts, under the white need to wear white pantyhose. This will be the bottom of your costume. As for the upper part, here you can use a T-shirt or a white shirt. Similarity with a snowman will give your costume black buttons that need to be sewn on top. Making a hat for a snowman with your own hands Because a bucket for a child is better not to use, here are a few options that you can take note. Cap of Grandfather Frost. Surely, you or your friends have a red Christmas hat. It can be found in any kiosk on the eve of New Year's holidays. A small bucket. If you have a small bucket at home, you can use it to make a costume. Simply glue it with paper and paint it in black or dark brown. Think in advance about how it will be fixed on the head. Replace the handle with a string or rubber, so your baby will move freely, not being afraid that the headdress will fall. A bucket of paper. Here everything is very simple. Use cardboard to glue a shape in the form of a truncated cone. In addition, cut out a circle from the cardboard, which will serve as the bottom of the bucket, but do this so that there are cloves on the edges to glue the two parts together. Ready hat. Surely you have in your house an old hat made of felt. Suitable headdress of any shape. A bucket of cloth with your own hands. The principle of its creation is the same as that of paper, but here you need to use a soft, but sufficiently dense fabric. Carrot-nose with our own hands The principle of creating carrots is exactly the same as when making a paper bucket. But in this case, you should use orange paper, you can paint ordinary sheets of paper in orange. Just cut out of the paper a circle of a certaindiameter, cut out a sector of the desired size from you and glue the cone. For a start, you can practice on plain paper, picking the ideal nose size for your child, and then tinkering with the final result. In the end, just glue a thin rubber band to keep the nose well. Shoes for a snowman If your child's legs are open, then make sure to use white tights. As for the shoe itself, the best option will be felt boots white or gray. You can replace them with dummy boots, but keep in mind that the child will get hot indoors. Also, for a snowman, thick woolen socks or shoe covers sewn from fabric may well come off. The second option is easy enough, for this you will need two pieces of fabric. Sew them together, and that they are tightly seated on the stalk, you also need to sew a rubber band. Now the snowman costume is ready. You can use any of the above ideas, the kid in any case will appreciate your efforts.