20 FUN Snowman Crafts for Preschoolers

Looking for some snowman crafts for preschoolers?

 

Wintertime is the perfect time to make snowman crafts with your kids at home or in the classroom.

 

Let’s get started with 20 FUN Snowman Crafts for Preschoolers.

 


Craft #1: Marshmallow Snowmen 

 

When are mini marshmallows ever a bad idea?

 

This snowman craft for preschoolers is sure to be a hit!

 

marshmallow snowmen

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • glue
  • mini marshmallows
  • scissors
  • buttons
  • glue stick

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw a snowman shape on paper using a pencil. Then, outline it in glue.

 

Create the snowman’s hat, scarf, and arms using colored construction paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Add on the snowman’s accessories before adding on the marshmallows. Then, have the kids use a glue stick to glue these items in place.

 

Then, the kids add marshmallows around the entire snowman. They can do the outline, or they can fill the snowman’s tummy in!

 

What a fun snack activity for kids and adults 🙂

 


Craft #4: Ripped Snow Craft

 

 

Creating this snowman craft for preschoolers just takes a few minutes.

 

ripped snow paper craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create three circle shapes and paste them to paper to make a snowman. Then, make the hat and arms and paste them on.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will rip paper and paste it to the paper using a glue stick. Then, they can paste it around the snowman and on the ground.

 

Add googly eyes, a nose, mouth, and some buttons!

 

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Craft #3: Pom Painted Snowman

 

Kids love using different supplies to paint. It’s a fun way for them to explore different textures.

 

This snowman craft for preschoolers is fun and easy for even toddlers to do!

 

pom painted snowman

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

snowman craft set

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B. Set-up

 

Draw a snowman shape with a pencil on blue paper.

 

Create the snowman’s accessories with construction paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Kids will place a clothespin on the poms. We used blue and white paint, so we only needed two clothespins.

 

They will dip the pom in the paint and fill in the snowman with the white paint. Then, they will add some white and blue paint around the snowman.

 

Lastly, when the snowman is dry, they can add the accessories to complete the project!

 

RELATED: Winter Activities for Kids

 


Craft #4: Paper Snowglobe Craft

 

We did this craft before Christmas time, but it’s perfect for doing throughout winter.

Winter crafting is complete without making some snow globes.

 

snowglobe craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a circle shape out of blue paper and a base out of white paper. Use a glue stick to glue these parts together to make the globe.

 

Then, create a snowman shape out of white paper. Lastly, make a hat shape out of black paper!

 

C. Activity

 

Draw on some eyes, add a nose, mouth, buttons and use a pipe cleaner to be the scarf for the snowman!

 

Glue on the snowman towards the bottom of the blue area of the globe. Then, the kids can add snow to their globe by using Q-tips to dab on some snow or snow confetti!

 

Lastly, you can create some Christmas lights at the bottom of the globe by finger painting using washable paint!

 


Craft #5: Melted Snowman Craft

 

Oh no! The snowman melted! This is such a fun winter craft for kids of all ages.

It’s a wonderful way to get their imaginations going and work on writing skills.

 

melted snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Melted Snowman Activity

B. Set-up

 

Print off my FREE melted snowman printable! Then, create a puffy paint mixture (equal parts shaving cream and glue).

 

Create a head for the snowman using paper, googly eyes, and a marker.

 

C. Activity

 

Have kids create a melted pile of snow at the top of the page with puffy paint! TIP: I usually have the kids scoop it out using a spoon then spread it using a paintbrush.

 

Place the snowman’s head on top of the melted pile of snow. Then, the kids can add on buttons and stick arms.

 

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Craft #6: Paper Plate Snowman

 

Paper plate crafts are the best! I am always amazed at the creations that can come from a simple paper plate.

 

This snowman craft for preschoolers is great to do on a cold, snowy day.

 

paper plate snowman

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates
  • hot glue
  • buttons
  • construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pipe cleaner
  • paint

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Hot glue two paper plates together. Then, create the accessories for the snowman (hat and arms).

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will add on buttons, googly eyes, and the snowman’s face!

 

They will glue on the snowman’s hat and arms using a glue stick.

 


Craft #7: Puffy Paint Snowman

 

Did you know it only takes two ingredients you most likely have on hand at home to make puffy paint?

 

Glue and shaving cream. That’s it! Mix, and you got yourself some puffy paint.

 

puffy paint snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

paintbrush set

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B. Set-up

 

In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup of foam shaving cream and 1/4 cup of white glue. Next, draw three circles on your piece of blue cardstock paper. Lastly, create a snowman hat using black cardstock, as you see above.

 

C. Activity

 

Scoop the puffy paint into the circles and have the kids use their fingers to spread the paint into the circles. Have them add on the snowman accessories! Dot some snowballs around the snowman using a paintbrush!

 


Craft #8: Winter Stick Crafts

 

Popsicle stick crafts are some of our favorite crafts to do together as a family!

 

These winter crafts for kids are easy, and the kids will love decorating their rooms with these.

 

winter popsicle sticks

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

popsicle sticks

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B. Set-up

 

Do all the painting to prep the sticks! The kids can do this part, or you can.

 

C. Activity

 

Directions for each of the sticks are below.

 

1. Snowman- Paint a few sticks white; when they dry, add a little pink paint for cheeks! Then, have the kids use glue to place buttons on for eyes and the mouth!

With orange cardstock paper, cut out a triangle for a nose. Lastly, use hot glue to place poms at the top of the sticks and glue a bent pipe cleaner to make ear muffs!

2. Hot chocolate-Create a semi-circle at the top of the popsicle sticks with a pencil. Paint the bottom half blue and paint the semi-circle brown.

Hot glue a few white poms in the brown section to be the marshmallows. With blue cardstock, create a handle and glue it to the back of the sticks. Lastly, add on snowflake stickers or make your own from paper!

 

3- Snowflake- Paint 4 sticks white and hot glue them together by creating a cross, then place the others diagonally on each other.

 

Put some glue on the sticks and dump some glitter on, then shake off the access—lastly, hot glue winter gems at the ends of each stick.

 


Craft #9: Bottle Cap Snowmen

 

Bottle caps make the perfect little snowmen!

 

This snowman craft for preschoolers is SUPER fun, and it’s a great way to talk to your kids about reusing materials.

 

bottle cap snowmen

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

acrylic paint set

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B. Set-up

 

Paint a paper plate half dark blue and half light blue. While waiting for it to dry, you can create the snowmen by hot-gluing two or three bottle caps together. The kids can create the faces on a few of the caps.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids can glue buttons on each of the snowmen. Then, you can add the pipe cleaners on for arms- they need to be hot glued or taped on.

 

Glue the snowmen on the plate using hot glue. Then, add a small layer of school glue to the light blue section of the paper plate. Then, have the kids sprinkle some fake snow on the bottom.

 

Lastly, the kids can fingerpaint some snow at the top of the plate!

 

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Craft #10: Snowman Doily Craft

 

This snowman craft for preschoolers is EASY and quick. Kids can do this one on their own!

 

Sometimes you just need a quick activity to fill a few minutes. This craft is perfect for that.

 

doily snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • doilies
  • glue stick
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • buttons
  • scissors
  • scrapbook paper

 

B. Set-up

 

The kids will glue down doilies on a piece of paper. We could only fit two with how big ours were.

 

Create a hat, arms, and scarf for the kids.

 

C. Activity

 

Your kids can glue down the hat, arms and create a face for the snowman! Then, they can glue down the buttons.

 

This is such an easy and fun craft- perfect for toddlers!

 

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Craft #11: Sponge Snowmen

 

Have you ever used a sponge to craft? Once you do, you’ll want to find many different ways you can use them!

 

I love circle sponge crafts, too, because they are the easiest.

 

sponge snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a circle using a marker on the sponge. Then, cut the circle out using scissors!

 

C. Activity

 

We used cardboard for this activity, but you can also use paper! First, make three stamped circle shapes to create a snowman. Then, wait for it to dry.

 

Add on buttons, googly eyes, a hat, scarf, and a face!

 

This is such a simple and fun winter craft for kids.

 


Craft #12: Snowmen Cup Craft

 

These snowman cups are so fun for preschoolers! I love they can play with them after they are done making them.

 

This craft is also a great one to work on color matching and recognition skills with kids.

 

snowman cup craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper cups
  • construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • poms
  • pipe cleaners
  • glue
  • marker
  • hot glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Hot glue the poms to the sides of the cups. Then, hot glue the same colored pipe cleaner on the sides to make earmuffs.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will create the snowman’s face! They can use googly eyes or markers to make the eyes. Then, use construction paper to make a nose. Lastly, the kids can use a marker to make the mouth.

 

Extend this activity by playing a memory game. Hide a toy under one of the cups and have the kids try to guess which one it’s under!

 


Craft #13: Sensory Snowman Craft

 

Sensory crafting is the best! The kids love using their favorite sensory fillers to create with.

 

This snowman craft for preschoolers is a must-try throughout the cold winter months.

 

sensory snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • acrylic paint
  • pipe cleaners
  • poms
  • marker
  • fake snow
  • rice
  • wheel pasta
  • ziplock bag
  • art tray
  • parchment paper
  • glue
  • hot glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw a circle on cardboard and paint it white. While you are waiting for it to dry, color the pasta and rice!

 

To do this, you will dump some rice and wheel pasta in separate ziplock bags. Add some acrylic paint to the bag, shake and dump onto an art. The art tray should be covered by parchment paper to make cleaning up easier!

 

C. Activity

 

Add a face to the snowman! Then, hot glue poms and a pipe cleaner at the top to make earmuffs for the snowman.

 

Once the sensory fillers have dried, add a thin layer of school glue to the snowman. Then, the kids will add on the sensory items!

 

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Craft #14: Snowman Color Match Paper Plate Craft

 

I have another fun and easy color-matching snowman craft for kids!

 

I love this snowman craft for preschoolers because it doesn’t require you to paint the paper plates! That part is already done 🙂

 

snowman paper plate craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates
  • hot glue
  • poms
  • pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • acrylic paint
  • circle paintbrush

 

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B. Set-up

 

Create a face for the snowmen by adding on googly eyes, a nose out of construction paper, a marker, and cheeks using acrylic paint.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids identify what color the earmuffs should be based on the color of the cheeks.

 

Attach two poms to the sides of the paper plate to be the earmuffs. Then, cut a pipe cleaner and hot glue the ends to the poms!

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Colors

 


Craft #15: Snowman Ornament

 

I have a few easy and mess-free ornament ideas for you! These are wonderful DIY Christmas crafts!

 

There is a snowman included in this video along with two other ideas.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • clear ornaments
  • poms
  • hot glue
  • buttons
  • pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • Sharpie
  • scrapbook paper

 

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B. Set-up

 

To create the snowman craft, fill the clear ornament with white pom poms.

 

Plug your hot glue gun in!

 

C. Activity

 

Make the face of the snowman by adding googly eyes, a nose, and buttons for a mouth.

 

Then, hot glue two poms on either side of the pom. Attach a pipe cleaner by hot gluing the ends and sticking them on the side of the pom closest to the ornament.

 

Place an ornament hook on the pipe cleaner or on the ornament itself!

 

RELATED: Christmas Crafts for Kids

 


Craft #16: Wine Cork Snowman Craft

 

Got some leftover wine corks? This is a great way to reuse them to create a snowman!

 

Wine corks make the perfect little circles, which is perfect for this craft.

 

wine cork snowman

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • wine corks
  • acrylic paint
  • paper
  • Sharpies
  • construction paper
  • glue stick

 

B. Set-up

 

Dump some acrylic paint on a tray and grab a wine cork.

 

C. Activity

 

Create three prints on paper to make a snowman. You can do this all over!

 

You’ll have to wait for the prints to dry. Then, you can make buttons, arms and a face using Sharpies.

 

Lastly, use construction paper to make a nose!

 


Craft #17: Yarn Wrapped Snowman

 

Yarn wrapping crafts are fun and it’s a great way for preschoolers to work on fine motor skills.

 

I love how they turn out as well! They make the perfect winter homemade decoration for the house.

 

yarn wrapped snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a circle on cardboard and cut it out using a box cutter. Make a big circle for the body and a smaller circle for the face. Then, paint the circles using white acrylic paint.

 

C. Activity

 

Tape the start of the yarn to the back of the circle and have the kids start wrapping until the circle is almost covered. Repeat this step for each circle.

 

Then, you’ll need to hot glue the two circles together. Cover up the hot glue by creating a scarf for the snowman using scrapbook or cardstock paper. After that, hot glue some arms to the back of the body!

 

Lastly, you’ll add on the accessories like poms for buttons, googly eyes, buttons for a smile, and a nose! We had a snowman craft kit we got that came with buttons, hats, and nose. I linked it in the materials section.

 


Craft #18: Cupcake Liner Snowman

 

Is this not the cutest little snowman craft for preschoolers you have ever seen?

 

The best thing about it is that it only takes a few minutes to do, and it’s perfect for kids.

 

cupcake liner snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a face in one of the cupcake liners by using googly eyes, construction paper, and a marker!

 

C. Activity

 

Use a glue stick to glue three cupcake liners on in a row. Glue two buttons of the other two liners. Then, add some arms for the snowman using a brown marker.

 

Lastly, you can have the kids use Q-tips and white paint to make snow all around the snowman! It’s a fun way for the kids to paint and the Q-tips make the perfect snowflakes.

 


Craft #19: TP Roll Printed Snowmen

 

Save those toilet paper rolls to try out a fun snowman craft!

 

This one is SUPER easy for kids to do at school or right at home.

 

toilet paper printed snowmen

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • buttons
  • marker
  • acrylic paint
  • toilet paper roll
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Dump some white acrylic paint on a tray and grab your toilet paper roll. Then, you can cut your cardboard or you can do this on construction paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Dip the toilet paper roll into the paint and create three prints on the cardboard/paper to make the snowman. Then, you’ll need to wait for it to dry. It’ll go fast since there’s not a lot of paint.

 

Then, create a hat using a marker, eyes, and a mouth! You can make a nose out of construction paper.

 

Lastly, glue on some buttons to finish the snowman! Such a fun and easy snowman craft for kids.

 


Craft #20: Name Craft Snowman

 

This name snowman craft for preschoolers is great because it works on letters and name building!

 

Crafting is a great way to work on name-building skills. Kids will love seeing their names on the crafts you create.

 

name craft snowman

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • paint
  • markers
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • gems

 

B. Set-up

 

Create the number of snowballs using white paper that you would need to make your child’s name and cut them out. Also, arms for the snowman and a hat if you want to add that at the top.

 

Either you or the kids can write the letters of their name on the snow balls!

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will glue the snowballs in the correct order of their name to create a snowman! Then, they can create a face out of the top snowball.

 

Add on the snowman’s hat and arms. Lastly, the kids can fingerprint some snow around the snowman they created!

 

RELATED: Easy Toddler Crafts and Activities

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

These snowman crafts for preschoolers are great to do on a cold and snowy day!

 

I hope you found some ideas in this article that you can try at home or in the classroom. Let me know your favorite craft in the article in the comments below!

 

Happy Crafting!

 

Deena

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