Winter Snowman Crafts

by Rachel Paxton

This week my boys got to make two different cute snowman crafts. One is made with marshmallows, and one is made with cotton balls. These crafts are great for preschool-aged children.

marshmallow snowmanFor the first craft, you will need:

  • Construction paper
  • Large marshmallows
  • Small marshmallows
  • Scissors
  • Marker

Let your child help cut the marshmallows in half. You will need three large marshmallow halves to make the snowman, and 10 or so small marsmallow halves for snowflakes.

The fun part about this activity is that the marshmallows actually stick to the page! After the marshmallows are cut in half, use the large marshmallow halves to create the snowman on a piece of construction paper. Just place the cut side down on the page and press down. Next have your child place the small marshmallow halves randomly all over the page for snowflakes. Have your child use the marker to draw a face, buttons, and arms on the snowman. This activity is really fun, and fast too, if you need a quick project.

cotton ball snowmanFor the next project you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Cotton balls
  • Orange, black, blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Elmer’s glue

You will be using the paper plate to make the face of a snowman. Pour some Elmer’s glue on another paper plate. Let your child dip cotton balls in the glue and place the cotton balls all over the paper plate.

Use the construction paper to make eyes, a carrot nose, and a hat for the snowman. Glue them in place. This is also a fun, easy project. Just takes a little while for the glue to dry.

Books to read about snowmen: The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll, and Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner.

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About Rachel

I am a wife and stay-at-home mom to five children, ages 25 to 4. I am a freelance writer and the editor and publisher of Christian-Parent.com.

Comments

  1. I just pinned these on Pinterest! How cute:)

  2. Thanks for the craft ideas. Can’t wait to try the snowman paper plate one with my nephew.

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