The weather outside may be frightful, but these snowman crafts for kids are sure delightful. If you’re looking for holiday winter crafts for kids to do to pass the time between Thanksgiving and when your children receive all of the best toys for kids that I know you’ve been stockpiling all year, look no further than these fun DIY snowman activities. And the best part? Not only are they winter craft ideas to have some fun, but they also make great holiday gifts for grandparents and DIY holiday decor.
You’ll be singing to your kids, “Do you want to build a snowman?” after checking out these easy snowman craft ideas. Some are edible, and some are just plain fun. How do you make an easy snowman? One of these snowman crafts or snowman snacks will fit the bill with their minimal supply lists, and one snowman craft will even answer your burning question of “How do you make a snowman out of balloons?” I’ve got you covered.
Melted Snowman Crafts
These melted snowman crafts make the perfect snow day activity for kids. They’re fun, silly, minimally messy, and on-theme for the weather outside.
- Melted Snowman Craft and Poem. This adorable melted snowman craft from Messy Little Monster isn’t just a fun snowman craft with shaving foam, but there’s even a silly poem to go along with the poor melted snowman — making this a perfect snowman craft for kids.
- Melting Snowman Baking Soda Experiment. If you’re looking for a snowman craft for kids that may be upper elementary age, look no further than this Melting Snowman Baking Soda Experiment from Little Bins Little Hands. With minimal prep with the baking soda, this experiment will be fun for the entire family.
- Melted Snowman Shape Craft. Looking for a simple melted snowman craft for preschoolers? This melted snowman shape craft from Fun Learning for Kids is a great combination of learning fine motor skills and shape recognition.
- Melting Snowman Experiment Love science? Check out Hello Wonderful’s Melting Snowman Elephant Toothpaste Experiment!
- Snowy Sensory Bin Here is what we have when the snowman completely melts. Use baking soda (outside to prevent ingesting) for a fun wintery sensory bin.
Snowman Preschool Crafts
How do you make a snowman for preschool? You need a lot of love, a lot of patience, and lots of glue. These easy snowman activities for preschoolers not only work on their fine motor and sequencing skills, but they’ll be having a blast without a screen in sight. Preschool activities are my jam!
Preschool Snowman Crafts
- Balloon Snowman. Who says snowmen have to be white? This balloon snowman activity for kids featured on And Next Comes L is quite open-ended if you don’t have white balloons on hand. You just need balloons, black and orange markers, duct tape, and a winter hat. Kids will love making multicolored snowmen and really using their imagination.
- Design a Snowman Home. When it comes to the best toys for kids, we want open-ended toys and prompt ideas, and if you’re looking for a snowman activity that’s open-ended, fun, and on-theme, designing your own snowman home is definitely a great holiday activity to try. And if you’re in a state where it hardly snows like I am, marshmallows make a great substitute. After building a marshmallow snowman, build his home using snowy white legos. You’ll love the open-ended activity working on fine motor skills. Your kid will love building and then eating a treat at the end.
- Pinecone Snowman Craft. With a bit of minimal prep from you, your preschooler will love tearing cotton balls and spreading them over pine cones to make snowman bodies and creating faces with a cotton ball, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. This preschool snowman craft can even be turned into a DIY Christmas ornament with a bit of string.
- Simple Watercolor Snowmen. You know I love simplicity when it comes to activities — that way, there’s more time sipping that hot coffee and more time for your child to play. For this snowman activity for preschoolers, simply draw a snowman shape onto a white paper roll, set up the watercolors, and let your child’s creativity soar. At the same time, they paint clothing and accessories on the snowman, decorate the background, and add a face.
- Snowman Stone Puzzle Use loose parts to create adorable stone snowmen.
Snowman Toddler Crafts
Toddlers love to be on the move, and this snowman winter movement game is a perfect toddler snowman craft. These crafts combine the need for burning some stir-crazy energy and working on fine motor skills and sequencing. Plus, if you make the paper plate snowman craft, I can guarantee grandma or grandpa would love to receive this gift from their favorite grandchild(ren) for the holidays.
And you know it! We keep toddler activities simple with prep and supplies.
Toddler Snowman Crafts
- Cut and Glue Snowman Art You know I love process art. And this snowman craft definitely fits the bill. You can easily vary this snowman art activity to fit for different ages of your children by pre-cutting shapes, providing scrap paper to cut, and letting the older kiddos have free reign on how they want to create their snowman. And the best part? It doubles as DIY holiday decor for your home.
- Clothespin Build a Snowman Introduce your older toddler to this creative snowman decorating idea using clothespins!
- Feed the Snowman Simple and fun. Just the way we like it! Your toddler is grasping cotton balls with tongs to strengthen small hand muscles as they feed the snowman.
- Paper Plate Snowman Craft I’m sure you have paper plates, a glue stick, cotton balls, scissors, and black construction paper hanging around your house. If you have these supplies for activities, then this toddler snowman craft from My Bored Toddler is the perfect way to spend a cold afternoon. They’ll love making a snowman (mostly) all by themselves. You’ll love the fine motor skill development happening.
- Snowman Pom Pom Drop Keep the pom poms out because this toddler activity is great for hand-eye coordination and holding a steady hand as your child drops the pom poms into the snowman’s cutout buttons.
- Snowman Winter Movement Game Combine a little movement with an art activity like this idea from Toddler Approved, and you’ve got yourself an awesome indoor activity when it’s too yucky to play outside. Cut out pieces of a snowman on poster board — hat, arms, legs, nose, mouth, and eyes included — and hide each piece around your home for your toddler to find. Once they find the pieces, have your child place them onto your pre-traced snowman puzzle on a sheet of paper on your wall and have them “build” him. This toddler scavenger hunt is too fun.
And that’s not all. We’ve got snacks too!
Who doesn’t love a festive snack? These easy holiday snack ideas will be the perfect solution for when your kids ask for snowman snacks to celebrate the winter wonderland going on outside.
- Easy Snowman Snack. If you’re looking for fun food ideas for kids, look no further than these easy snowman snacks from Sunny Day Family. You’ll need Craisins dried cranberries, semi-soft cheese rounds, and thin pretzel sticks to build these snowmen. Your kids can even assemble them by themselves, which makes it an even better holiday snack idea for you.
- Healthy Hot Chocolate Amy at Yummy Food Toddler has great snack ideas for kids. Looks like the snowman melted again, and I am not mad about this! Bring on the mini marshmallows.
- Healthy Snowman Snacks. Put those band rice cakes to good use with this snowman snack idea from Red Ted Art. Add cream cheese, raisins, and red and orange peppers to the top, and you’ve got an edible snowman face filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- Snowman Snack Cups. These fun snowman snack cups from Eats Amazing is a super fun snowman-themed food idea that the kids will love because it’s delicious, and you’ll love it because it’s oh so easy. You need clear cups, popcorn, mini marshmallows, dried coconut flakes, white chocolate buttons, and strawberry laces.
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Easy is in the eye of the beholder, but if you have all of your supplies together beforehand it should be smooth sailing from there? Try setting up the activity beforehand for the kids to dig into — perhaps it can be a Breakfast Invitation?
Do you live in a region that never gets snow? Making a fake snowman is an excellent way to bring the winter wonderland into your living room (and it’s way less of a mess). You can use fabric, poms poms, dot stickers, paper plates, or even balloons.
Blow up three balloons and help your child secure them together with duct tape. Have your child draw the snowman face on the top balloon and add a hat and scarf for fun.