Building a snowman is always a winter highlight for kids! Bundle up that excitement with this colorful snowman craft so children can remember the snowy fun all year long.

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Getting the Snowman Craft Ready

To get ready, I gathered supplies for each student:

  • One 12″ x 12″ piece of turquoise (or blue) construction paper for the background sky
  • One 4″ x 9″ piece of black construction paper for the hat
  • One 3″ x 9″ piece of colored construction paper for the scarf
  • Scrap painted paper or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Paint brushes, round: large and small
  • Paper plate to use as a stencil to create the head shape
  • White and black tempera paint for snowman head
  • Various colors of tempera paint for patterns on the scarf
  • One 2″ x 4″ piece of orange painted paper or construction paper for the carrot nose
  • Optional: Snowballs by Lois Ehlert (Amazon affiliate link)

Creating the Snowman Head

Before starting the cute snowman craft, I read Snowballs by Lois Ehlert to help students start brainstorm decoration ideas for their snowmen.

Then I gave each child one piece of turquoise construction paper for the background sky.

They traced a circle using the paper plate stencil and then filled it in with white tempera paint. This served as the snowman’s head.

Children then added white dots to the background to represent falling snow.

Adding Details to the Snowman Craft

Scarf. I had students create the scarf with one 3″ x 9″ piece of painted construction paper. To add color, children used a small, round brush to paint patterns and then they cut the end of the paper into fringe to give it a little 3D texture. When they were finished, they glued the scarf to the bottom of the large snowman head.

Hat. Next, children used a pencil to draw a square in the top left and right corners of the 4″ x 9″ piece of black construction paper. Each student cut out and recycled the two squares, making the classic hat shape. After gluing down the hat, we used construction paper to make a circular berry with pointed oval leaves to add a little pop of color to our snowman craft.

Nose. Students cut a long triangle out of the orange construction paper, making it as long and as wide as they wished. They glued that onto the snowman’s round head.

Eyes and Mouth. Lastly, we painted small black dots for the eyes and mouth.

Isn’t he such a sweetie?! Your students will love re-creating this classic outdoor tradition with paper and paint.

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