Winter is the time for ice, cozy mittens, and snowmen. Keep the winter doldrums away by making this adorable cotton ball snowman craft for kids.
I love to encourage creativity with kids' crafts and this one is simple to do, even if you aren't crafty yourself.
And you probably have everything you need to make these at home without having to hunt down obscure craft supplies online.
This is one snowman craft you’ll actually do this winter. Don't miss these fun snow day activities for kids.
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Snowman Craft With Cotton Balls
Do you want to build a snowman?
Sorry, I couldn't resist. The set up was too perfect, though now we both have that song stuck in our heads from the Frozen movie.
Anyway! This snowman craft idea is a fun indoor activity to do on days when it's too cold to play outside.
My kids love going outside to play in the snow, but we haven't gotten as much snow this year as we usually do.
The snow we have gotten has not been ideal for making snowmen – it's too light and powdery. You need good packing snow to make a snowman outside!
Cotton Ball Snowman Supplies:
How to Make Cotton Ball Snowmen
Start by gluing two cotton balls together. I recommend using a tacky craft glue. You could also use a hot glue gun, especially if making these with older children.
Then cut an orange nose for each snowman from felt. If you don't have felt on hand, you could also use thin craft foam or construction paper.
Next, glue two stick arms to the snowman. You can get the sticks from outside or you can use craft wood sticks like these.
To make earmuffs, glue on two pom poms to the top cotton ball.
Then glue two googly eyes on the top cotton ball and glue two buttons to the bottom cotton ball.
Since these snowmen are so small, you don’t need to add any other features unless you or the kids want to add something, such as a scarf using felt or yarn.
Wait for the glue to dry before playing with the snowmen.
You can use the snowmen to decorate your house or classroom, send them home with the kids to play with, or glue them to a piece of paper to make a 3D winter scene.
Kids will love how they can not only make this snowman winter craft, but play with it too!
We hope you enjoy making cotton ball snowmen with your kids. Whether or not you live in a cold weather state, this snowman craft for kids is the perfect way to make a snowman while staying inside where it's warm.
It's also a fun idea for a kindergarten art center!
More fun winter crafts for kids:
- Snowman Button Counting Activity
- Marshmallow Polar Bear Craft
- Frozen Snowflake Sensory Calming Bottle
- Gingerbread Scented Playdough
- DIY Pop Up Christmas Book
- Cotton balls
- Glue sticks or hot glue
- Orange felt
- Googly eyes
- Pom poms
- Cut an orange nose for each snowman from felt.
- Glue two cotton balls together.
- Glue two stick arms to the snowman. You can get the sticks from outside or you can use craft wood sticks like these.
- Glue on two pom poms to the top cotton ball for earmuffs
- Glue two googly eyes on the top cotton ball.
- Glue two buttons to the bottom cotton ball.
- Since these snowmen are so small, you don’t need to add any other features unless you want to, or the kids want to.
Wait for the glue to dry before playing with the snowmen. Use the snowmen to decorate your house or classroom, send them home with the kids to play with, or glue them to a piece of paper to make a 3D winter scene.
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