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Snowman Craft

by Sara On Day 9 of our 25 Days of Christmas advent calendar, the activity was a snowman craft.

Because my boys are 2.5 and 4.5, I kept the craft fairly simple.  I cut out two snowman shapes and all the accompanying parts and it was their job to assemble and decorate their snowmen.

They used markers to draw clothes and happy faces.

The firefighter was insistent that his snowman needed to have a big pink smile.

The monkey got into the Christmas spirit and used a green marker to decorate his snowman. 

When they were done putting the snowmen together our last step was to glue cotton balls on the front so that our snowmen were bright white and fluffy.

There are lots of different variations of the snowman craft:

  • The snowman's body can be made out of Styrofoam balls and toothpicks; white paper plates of different sizes; paper mache'd balloons (painted white)
  • The hat, nose, eyes, arms etc. can be created using felt, construction paper, pom poms, paint, modelling clay, or pipe cleaners. 
  • If you have a large roll of art paper, you can trace a snowman shape around your child's body and then they can decorate this life-size version of their 'snow-self'

What arts and crafts supplies have you used to make snowmen crafts?

Sara is a photographer and mom to a 4.5-year-old ” firefighter” and 2.5-year-old “monkey”.  You can also find her at her blog, My Points of View.