Mum makes a flashing snowman Christmas decoration for her kids for just £10 using plastic cups

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A MUM has wowed other parents online by revealing how she managed to make her kids a flashing snowman decoration using plastic cups.

Taking to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains group on Facebook, she revealed the magical design had cost just £10 to make.

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The mum made the snowman for just a tenner[/caption]

“Snowman from plastic cups. My little one very excited,” she wrote.

“Total cost me around £10 except the lights inside.”

The incredible design features three “snow balls” made from paper cups – which the mum revealed she snapped up in Home Bargains.

The creative parent explained she followed a tutorial on YouTube.

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She followed a tutorial on YouTube[/caption]

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The mum shared her creative design on Facebook[/caption]

In the video, the woman can be seen stapling the plastic cups together in a circle to begin with, before adding layer after layer until the cups form a snow ball shape.

This is repeated three times to make each section of the body.

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Other users were mega impressed[/caption]

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Several wanted to recreate the snowman themselves[/caption]

It appears the mum added flashing lights as well as decorating the festive snowman with a Santa hat and a scarf as well as using bits and bobs to make his eyes, nose, mouth and buttons.

The mum explained she spent £10 on the plastic cups, revealing she already had the flashing lights at home.

And other parents couldn’t get enough of the DIY snowman, with one commenting: “Clever clever lady lucky daughter well done.”

Will you be trying it?


In other parenting news, we told you how one horrified mum’s toddler is left with a 5p-sized burn in her hand after she was electrocuted by a phone charger

We also revealed you can now buy Christmas baby Elf on the Shelf toys to expand the festive family.

And we showed you how someone has created a ‘birthing selfie stick’ for the ultimate Christmas present prank.



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