Sok sneeuwpopjes

Sok-sneeuwpopjes zijn gemakkelijk te maken en elk popje is (bijna) uniek. Brei een mutsje erbij en sjaaltje of knip ze uit een gekleurde sok. Een pompon(flos) erbovenop maak je in een wip met een vork!

Hier vind je de beschrijving aan de hand van tekst en foto's. Ik gebruik de hele sok waaruit een kleine en grote sneeuwpop gemaakt kan worden. Met kinderen kun je beter geen knopspelden of knopen gebruiken zoals je weleens ziet bij gemaakte sneeuwpopjes. Gebruik liever papier of pompons zoals de sneeuwpopjes die hier zijn beschreven. 

Sneeuwpopjes uit een sok

Nodig: een volwassen witte sok, een pak goedkope rijst (ongeveer 600 gram voor de grote en 300 gram voor de kleine sneeuwpop), gekleurde sok voor de muts/sjaal en/of breiwol. 

Kleine pompons, zwart papier, perforator.

Ik ga uit van een volwassen sportsok (maar 43 bv.)

Kleiner kan ook, de sneeuwpopjes zijn dan gewoon wat kleiner er je hebt minder rijst nodig.

Knip met de schaar de sok een paar centimeter voor de hak af.

Dit gedeelte wordt het lichaam van de grote sneeuwpop.

Het andere voetdeel gebruik je voor de kleine sneeuwpop.

Draai de sok binnenste buiten. Pak nu een stukje draad of een elastiekje en leg deze onder de sok. Bind hiermee het einde van de sok stevig af.


Draai nu de sok weer binnenste buiten.

Dat hoeft niet met de kleine sok die wordt zo gevuld.

Vul de sok met rijst. Gebruik hiervoor een maatbeker, een grote lepel, een trechter. Of je vult een bekertje, doe de sok er goed half omheen en schudt de beker leeg. De bodem is dan al flink gevuld. Zet de sok goed neer, schudt wat, vul dan verder met bv. de lepel. Hoe meer rijst je toevoegt hoe dikker je sneeuwpop zal worden.

 Schudt af en toe zodat de rijst goed onderin zit. 

Bind de bovenkant van de sok vast met elastiek of stevig touw/garen. Doe dit heel stevig zodat er geen rijst meer uit kan vallen. Knip de draad af.


Bepaal de vorm van het hoofd en wikkel een stuk touw een paar keer om het hoofd af. Knip af wat je overhoudt van het touw. De ogen met de perforator en zwart papier maken, de neus en poten, knopen zijn kleine pompons. 

Muts: brei een mutsje (of laat het iemand doen) of gebruik een stukje van een andere gekleurde sok. Knip het bovenstukje van een sok af, draai het binnenste buiten, rimpel de bovenkant en bindt er een elastiekje om. Of rimpel de bovenrand het met naald en draad. Omdraaien en de pompon maken.

Met een vork kun je heel gemakkelijk een pompon maken. Bind wol om de vork heen tot een dikke kluwen. Neem een draad en doe die door het midden van de vork, bindt de kluwen vast, schuif van de vork en trek nog een keer goed het draadje aan en knoop het vast.

Knip de lussen door, rol even het bolletje rond door je handen en klaar.

Versier met pompons, zwarte ogen, neus.

Gebreide muts. 

28 steken opzetten. Brei 14 naalden lang één naald recht, één naald averecht (tricotsteek). Begin vanaf de volgende rij met het nauwer maken van het mutsje.

Brei 2 steken samen recht (= 14 steken over). Doe hetzelfde voor de volgende rij en brei 2 steken samen averecht (= 7 steken over). Als je zover bent, knip dan de draad af en hou een stukje van ongeveer 25 cm over. Wurm de draad vervolgens door een naald en terug door de steken. Trek de breinaald uit je muts. Trek de draad goed aan en naai het mutsje langs de zijkant dicht. 

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