There is something magical about building a snowman: rolling big snowballs, piling them up one on top of the other and choosing just the right accessories! Don’t let the cold prevent you from building a snowman. Even if it’s made out of paper, it can still have all the classic attributes – while keeping its whimsical snowman charms.
Things you’ll need
- Blue, black, red and orange cardstock paper
- Bubble wrap paper
- White paint
- Googly eyes
- Black marker
- Small pom poms
- Hole punch
- Pipe cleaner
- Craft stick
Start by applying a layer of white paint onto the bubble wrap paper. Some kids may prefer to use their fingers while others will go for the paintbrush or sponge brush. Place the bubble wrap on top of the blue cardstock paper and press down all over to transfer the paint. Slowly peel off the blue paper and set it aside to dry.
Once the paint is dried, use a cup or any other round household item to draw three circles on the blue cardstock paper and cut them out.
Glue them together in a row, slightly overlapping them.
Cut out accessories for your snowman: a hat, nose, and scarf. We used ribbon for the scarf and googly eyes for the eyes, but you can cut these out of paper, too. If you choose to do this, use black paper for the eyes and colorful paper for the scarf. Glue pom poms on your snowman’s body to make some fun buttons.
Draw a smiling mouth and add some googly eyes.
Use a hole punch to make two holes in the middle circle, one on each side. Slide a pipe cleaner through the holes. Glue the snowman to a jumbo craft stick. If you have used card stock paper to make your snowman puppet, you can glue the craft stick only to the back of the bottom circle. The snowman will be sturdy enough not to fall back or front. If you used construction paper, make sure to glue more of the snowman to the craft stick, but remember to leave some wood stick exposed so kids can easily hold their puppet.
Learning about snow and winter? Check out this episode of Caitie’s Classroom called Spectacular Snow!
Listen to I’m A Little Snowman while making your craft!
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Stef is the mom of 2 little boys and the blogger behind Non-Toy Gifts. Here she shares fun and simple crafts and activities for young kids.