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Looking for a fun craft to go with your favorite winter stories? Check out this adorable fluffy snowman craft for kids!
It’s an easy book-based craft kids are going to love this winter. The free printable template makes creating this craft a breeze.
Fluffy Snowman Craft for Kids
I love versatile crafts that can be paired with multiple books. This is one such craft. It’s a generic snowman that works will with all of your favorite snowman stories.
What You’ll Need
- Snowman template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to download the template)
- Two popsicle sticks
- One large paper cup
- One medium paper cup
- Glue gun
- Pair of scissors
- Cotton balls
- Pipe cleaner
What You’ll Do
Download the snowman template. Print and color the parts of the snowman, hat, and gloves.
Cut out all of the pieces after your child finishes coloring them.
Squeeze a line of glue around the bottom of the large paper cup. Now, stick the medium paper cup on the wet glue.
Put glue on the end of two popsicle sticks. Glue them to the back of the large paper cup. These will be the snowman’s arms and go stick out in any direction.
Now, for the fun part! Glue cotton balls all over both cups from top to bottom. Kids can glue full-sized cotton balls to the bups, or they can tear them apart and glue on smaller pieces.
Glue the paper pieces that you have cut from the template earlier. Add the snowman’s hat, buttons, carrot nose, eyes, and mittens.
Finally, give your snowman a scarf by loosely wrapping a few chenille stems around the snowman’s “neck”. Now, you have a fluffy snowman!
SNOWMAN PICTURE BOOKS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of snowman picture book for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
Snowmen at Night – Snowmen play games at night when no one is watching.
Snowballs – Pull on your mittens and head outside with Lois Ehlert for a snowball day! Grab some snow and start rolling. With a few found objects, like buttons and fabric and seeds, and a little imagination, you can create a whole family out of snow.
The Snowman – A wordless story. The pictures have “the hazy softness of air in snow. A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
This set of Chronicles of Narnia peg dolls are perfect for allowing kids to reenact and retell the stories in this book series.
When you give little girls a pioneer dress and bonnet to add to their dress-up center, you will inspire hours of imaginative play!
Download the free snowman template