Winter and Snowman Crafts
and Learning Activities for Kids

How to Make Winter Crafts Including
Snowmen and Snowflakes

 

FREE Dress the Snowman Activity Sheet

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What you will need:

Cardstock (Heavy Paper)

Crayon or Colored Pencils

Scissors

Glue

 

How to Make the Snowmen:

1. Print out the snowman pattern and the outfits you would like to use. You may want to make three different snowmen each with a different outfit.

Snowman Pattern (PDF Pattern)

Baseball Snowman Outfit (PDF Pattern)

Top Hat Snowman Outfit (PDF Pattern)

Snowsuit Snowman Outfit (PDF Pattern)

2. Color patterns and then cut them out. Glue the clothes to the snowman.

3. If you would like to make the snowman into a paper doll so that you can dress and undress the snowman, cut the snowman out and add tabs to the clothes.

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Paper Bag Snowman with Paper Bag Hat Craft for Kids

Paper Bag Snowman with Paper Bag Hat Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

White Paper Craft Bags

Brown Lunch Bags or Black Bags

Black Paint

Black Construction paper

Scrap paper

Black Permanent Marker

Glue

Scissors

Crepe paper or Material for the Scarf

Orange Colored Pencil for Carrot Nose

 

How to Make the Paper Bag Snowman with the Paper Bag Hat:

1. To make the head of the snowman crinkle up scrap paper and stuff a bag about half full. Tie off the end, and paint the bag white.

2. To make the body of the snowman fill another paper bag almost to the top, and then fold down the top edges over each other and tape them down. Paint the bag white.

3. To make the snowman's hat roll down the edge of another paper bag about 1 1/2" from the top of the bag. Roll it down again , and then one more time. Don't worry too much about wrinkles. Paint the bag black or any color you would like.

4. Glue the body to the head and then glue the hat on the head.

5. Draw eyes and a carrot nose on white paper, and then color in the nose with the orange colored pencil. Cut the eyes and nose out and glue them to the head. Draw on a mouth with the black marker. Eyes and Nose Pattern

6. Cut feet and arm shapes from black construction paper and glue them to the snowman.

7. To make the coal buttons wrinkle up black construction paper and glue it to the snowman's body.

8. Cut a strip of paper about two inches wide to glue around the snowman's hat.

9. Use the crepe paper to make the snowman's scarf. Cut little slits at the end of the crepe paper to make it look like a scarf.

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Twisted and Squashed Water Bottle Snowman Craft for Kids

Snowman Made from a twisted water Bottle Craft  www.daniellesplace.comThese little snowmen are so fun to make! You never know how they will look until you are done. No two look alike.

What you will need:

Plastic water bottles with lids - (The thinnest you can find, the ones that make the crackly noise when you squeeze them work best.)

White and black acrylic paint or spray paint made for plastic

Googly eyes

Orange and Craft Foam

Socks

Scissors

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Things that you want to use to decorate your snowmen such as: ribbon, buttons, felt, twigs, etc.

Dry rice or Sand

 

How to Make the Twisted Water Bottle Snowmen:

1. Remove the label from the water bottle.

2. Use a funnel to fill the bottom of the bottle with sand or dry rice to about one inch. This keep your snowman from falling over.

2. Hold the bottom of the bottle with one hand and grasp the bottle about two inches up from the bottom with the other hand. Twist the bottle like you would a blown up balloon. If the bottom part of the bottle has indents, blow into the bottle until the indents disappear.

3. Insert a pen or something long and skinny inside the bottle to punch out any areas at the top of the bottle that were dented in after twisting. When you have a shape you like, screw the lid back on the bottle.

You can also make a melted snowman by pushing down on the top of the bottle to make it flatter. Replace the lid when you have the desired affect.

4. Paint the bottle with white paint and let it dry. If you are using acrylic paint, you will probably need two layers.

5. To make the top hat draw two-inch circle on black craft foam and cut it out. Take the cap off the bottle and place it in the middle of the craft foam circle. Trace around the outside and then cut out the circle. Replace the lid and place the cut out part of the circle over the lid. Paint the lid black to match the craft foam rim of the hat. Glue decorative ribbon around the hat.

6. To make the cap cut the top off a sock so that it is about three inches long. Tie the cut end with a string. Make a matching scarf with the leftover part of the sock.

7. Cut a carrot nose from orange craft foam. You can use real buttons or cut button shapes from craft foam to glue to the snowman's body.

8. Use real sticks or pipe cleaners for the arms.

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FREE Snowman Paper Doll Winter Craft

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Snowman Printable 2

What you will need: 

Card stock

Crayons or markers

Scissors

Glue, (buttons, sequins, ribbon, etc. to decorate the snowmen, optional)

 

How to Make the Paper Doll Snowman: 

Paper Doll Snowman Craft www.daniellesplace.com1. Print out the patterns:

Snowman pattern and Clothes (PDF Pattern)

Label Pattern (PDF Pattern)

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2. Color the clothes and hats. (It is much easier to color the pictures before you cut them out.)

3. Cut out the patterns.  (If you would like to be able to change the snowman's clothes, cut out tabs on the clothes.)

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Color the clothes and add sequins, ribbon, or other decorative items.  Glue the clothes onto the snowman.

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Snowman PrintableHello, I thought you might like to see how I used your wonderful snowman paper doll. I made cards for my twin nieces using Picture It! Publisher. On the front of the card I put the ‘naked’ snowman and in a balloon put the words, I am really cold. Can you help me get warm?" I pasted the clothes on the inside. I received an email yesterday with pictures from my brother who said the girls were delighted with the cards and had to ‘do’ them first thing. I noticed that Erin didn’t even take time to take her coat off! I live in Wyoming and the twins live in Texas so I don’t get to see them very often. This was a really fun thing for me to do for them and I just wanted to write and tell you thank you for the great paper doll. Linda

 

Winter Words Three-in-a-Row Game

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Children learn new words while having a great time. This game is played like Bingo except the children only have to mark three words in a row to win the game.

The game includes eighteen different playing cards and picture cards for the teacher. There are 29 different winter words including: mittens, snowballs, hockey sticks, gloves, blizzard, winter, ski googles, melt, ice skates, sleigh, shiver, snow blower, shovel, snow globe, earmuffs, jack frost, snow skis, downhill, winter scarf, bobsled, icicle, snowman, snowball, fireplace, snow, hat, sled, ice, and cold. (The printable cards are available to members.)

Children can use buttons, foam shapes, or coins to mark their cards.

 

Poseable Snowman Cup Craft

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What you will need:

Two 8-oz. foam cups

One 16-oz. foam cup

Pipe cleaners

Orange Construction Paper

Old Socks

Permanent Markers

Scissors, Tape, and Long Brass Brads

 

How to Make a Poseable Snowman from Foam Cups:

1. To make the head cut the bottom off one 8-oz. cup about 2 1/2" from the bottom.

2. Draw a face on one side of the cup using permanent markers and/or construction paper.

3. Punch a hole in the back of the head near the cut edge.

4. Place the head over the bottom of another 8-oz. cup so that the hole in the face cup is about 1/2" from the bottom of the cup. Place a brass brad through the hole of the head cup and punch it through the inside cup. Place your hand inside the cup and spread out the brad.

5. To make the arms and hands cut a pipe cleaner in half. Form the two halves into arms and fingers and stick through the body cup. Fold down the end inside the cup and tape the ends down so they down come out.

6. To make the bottom cup cut the bottom off the 16-oz. cup about two inches from the bottom. Place treats in the cup and place the top of the snowman over the bottom cup to cover it like a lid. To make it more secure you can also attach these two pieces with a brass brad in the back. Stick the brad in the bottom cup so that the prongs are sticking out. Then place the top cup over the bottom cup while inserting the brad into the cup. Spread out the prongs.

7. Draw black dots on the body of the snowman with a marker for the buttons.

8. Cut the toe off of an old sock and roll up the cut end. Place it on the snowman's head.

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"Snowman Needs a Hat" Printable Book"

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What kind of hat does a snowman need? Children will enjoy reading this printable book to discover a wide varieties of different kinds of hats and which hat is best for a snowman.

Snowman needs a hat!
Does Snowman need a baseball cap?
Does Snowman need a top hat?
Does Snowman need a sun hat?
Does Snowman need a cowboy hat?
Does Snowman need a rain hat?
Does Snowman need a pirate hat?
Does Snowman need a dress hat?
Does Snowman need a chef's hat?
Does Snowman need a hard hat?
Snowman needs a winter hat!

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"I'm a Little Snowman Short and Stout" Cup Craft for Kids

Children will love playing with these interactive snowmen. As they sing the song that goes along with the craft they pull out the snowman's nose.

Snowman Short and Stout Cup Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Styrofoam Ccups (Any Ssize)

Black Sharpie Marker

Black Aacrylic Paint and Paint Brushes

Black Craft Foam

Orange Pompom or Orange Tissue Paper

Decoration for Hhat (Optional)

 

How to Make the Paper Cup Snowman:

1.  To make the hats preheat your oven to 250 degrees.  Place a Styrofoam cup open side down on an old cookie sheet. Turn on the oven light so you can see inside the oven. As soon as you see the cup start to melt, in about 15 to 30 seconds or maybe a little longer, open the oven door and pick up the cup. Gently pull out the rim of the cup.  You may have to put your hand in the cup and press the center of the cup out if it collapsed a little. The cup cools very quickly so try to keep it inside the oven as you work. Keep putting the cup back in the oven and taking it out to put on the side until you have the shape you want. You can only shape the cups a little at a time.  The cups are not hot, but be very careful not to touch the sides of the oven.  Once you start to get a rim shape for the hat you can press down on the rim (press it into the cookie sheet) to make it stick out more.  This seems like it is hard but it really is pretty easy. Make sure you turn on your oven vent and you have your windows open because the fumes from the melting cups probably aren't good to breath in.  I used an 8.5 oz. cup for the smaller hat pictured and a 16 oz. cup for the larger hat. f your cups are melting too fast to work with them, turn down the heat in your oven.

hat diagram Snowman Cup Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comIf you don't want to melt the cups, you can just glue a brim to a cup. Trace around the top of the cup on a piece of paper and then draw a bigger circle about one inch more in diameter around that circle. Cut out around the large circle. Don't cut out the middle of the circle, but cut slits in the middle circle from the center of the circle to the outside. Fold up the wedges made from the slits and glue them to the inside of the cup to make the brim.

2. Paint the hat black with acrylic paint and let it dry. Paint the rim of the hat on both sides.

3. Glue the hat to bottom of another cup. Draw eyes near the rim of the hat.

4. Cut the orange pompom into a carrot shape, making one side a little pointy. Then using a pen draw a circle a little bit smaller than the diameter of your pompom. Stick the pompom in the hole.

5. Draw a mouth on the cup and then cut feet shapes from the black craft foam and glue them to the rim of the cup. You may also want to add arms.

Use these snowmen to act out the song "I'm a Little Snowman Short and Stout".

"I'm a Little Snowman Short and Stout"
(Sing to the tune of "I'm a Little Tea Pot")
Written by Carolyn Warvel

I'm a little snowman, short and stout
Here is my big hat, here is my snout
When my bodies melting, hear me shout
I'll be back next year so don't you pout!

I'm a clever snowman, yes it's true
Here's an example of what I can do
Snowman Cup Christmas Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comI can change my big nose, there's no doubt
Just tip me over and pull it out! (Pull the orange pompom out of the snowman's nose.)

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Snowman Cup Puppet

You can also make a cup snowman a puppet. Use the larger cup size to make puppets. Instead of inserting a pompom for the nose, have your children stick their hands inside the cup and put the tip of their index fingers through the holes. They can use craft felt or material to decorate the hat and make a scarf. '


"I'm a Little Snowman Tall and Slim" Paper Towel Tube Craft for Kids

Snowman Paper Towel Tube Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Styrofoam cups (any size)

Black Sharpie Marker

Black acrylic paint and paint brushes

Black craft foam

Orange pompom or Orange Tissue paper

Decoration for hat (optional)

Red material to make a trim for the hat

White card stock (Heavy paper)

 

How to Make the Paper Towel Tube Snowman:

Follow the directions on how to make a snowman hat out of a Styrofoam cup above. Cut red material into one-inch strips and glue it to the hat. (not shown)

"I'm a Little Snowman Tall and Slim"
(Sing to the tune of "I'm a Little Tea Pot")
Written by Carolyn Warvel

I'm a little snowman tall and slim
Here is my big hat, here is its brim (Point to brim of hat.)
If you pull my hat off, I look pretty grim (Pull hat off.)
I love my black hat and its red trim!  (Point to red trim on hat.)

I'm a clever snowman, call me Jim
If I start melting, you better swim!
I'll be back next year, so don't be grim.
I have to go now, or I'll lose my limbs.

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"Snowballs" Crafts and Activities

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Children will love the creative illustrations in this book. Using collage and found objects such as food, yarn, and nuts Ehlert creates an amazing array of snow people.

1. Make Snow People

After reading this book have your children make their own found-object snow people using materials they find around the house or outside.

snow people craft2. Decorate Real Snow People with Food for the Birds

Collect stuff that birds like to eat: popcorn, seeds, nuts, dried grains, berries, etc. and decorate your snow people with them. Watch as the birds come and visit your snow people for a bite to eat.

3. Make Popcorn Snowballs

There is a recipe at the back of the book for popcorn balls using light corn syrup. Children will also enjoy peanut butter popcorn balls. You can find a recipe for these on Cooks.com.

 

Bubble Wrap Snowman Picture

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What you will need:

Dark blue paper

Paint

One-inch Paint Brush

Black Marker

Pompom for the Hat or Wrinkled up Tissue Paper

Bubble Wrap with Small and Large Bubbles

 

How to Make the Snowman Bubble Wrap Picture:

1. Make the snow background first. Cut a piece of bubble wrap with the smaller bubble the same size as you paper.

2. Spread white paint over the tops of the bubbles to cover.

3. Carefully turn the bubble wrap over and place it on the paper. Press it down so the paint sticks to the paper, and then slowly peel it off.

4. While the background is drying draw a snowman on the smooth size of the large bubble wrap and cut it out.

5. Spread white paint over the tops of the bubble to cover and press the paint side down on your background paper where you want the snowman. Let it dry.

6. To finish your picture outline the snowman and draw in details with a black marker. Paint the hat, scarf, and carrot nose, and add words.

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"Dust man Verses Snowman" Sunday School Lesson Crafts for Kids

You can find more Snowman Winter Crafts on the Creation of Man Bible Crafts and Activities Page.

Snowman Color Sheet from www.daniellesplace.com

Snowman Color Sheet with Bible Verse Paper Snowman with Poem

 

Snowman Shape Book

Snowman Shape Book from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Printer paper, scissors, crayons or colored pencils, stapler, construction paper (optional), and tape

How to make:

1. Draw a picture of a snowman. Trace the body of the snowman onto other sheets of paper and draw lines on the body pages. (Patterns for this activity are available to members - Snowman Title Page and Snowman Writing Pages.)

2. Cut the snowman and body pages out.

3. Staple the body pages together and tape them to the back of the snowman.

4. Have your child color the snowman and write "How to Build a Snowman" on the body. You can also have your child cut snowman arms from black construction paper and glue them to the snowman's body.

5. Have your child use the pages to write directions on how to build a snowman. Or you can have your children make up a story about a snowman, and write the title on the snowman's body. (A Snowman Pattern With No Title for this activity is available to members.)

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Snowflake Activity Sheet Printables

snowflake activity sheetsThese printable snowflakes sheets can be used for many things.

Pattern 1 (PDF Pattern)

Pattern 2 (PDF Pattern)

Pattern 3 (PDF Pattern)

PSnowflake writing activityattern 4 (PDF Pattern)

Pattern 5 (PDF Pattern)

Pattern 6 (PDF Pattern) (Printing Problems?)

 

Writing Activities:

1. Write words on the snowflakes that describe snowflakes.

2. Write words all from the same word family on each snowflake.

3. Write opposite words on opposite arms of the snowflakes.

4. Make a snowflake-shape book - Use a snowflake-shaped book to write facts about snowflakes, write a poem or make up a story. Print out the Snowflake Book Pages (PDF Pattern) and cut them out all at the same time. Cut loosely around the pattern. You don't have to cut on the lines. Use one of the large snowflake patterns above for the cover.

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Beaded Feather Snowflake Craft for Kids

Beaded Feather Snowflake Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

White Feathers

Clear Faceted Beads in Three Different Sizes

Hot melt glue gun

Gems

Thin Wire

 

How to Make the Snowflake Craft:

1. Cut two pieces of wire a little bit bigger than the size snowflake you want to make. Cut another wire twice that length. Bend the first two wires together in the center. Bend the third longer wire into the first two but leave one side of the wire longer to make a loop to hang the snowflake. You should have a snowflake shape with one ray longer than the rest.

2. String beads onto the rays until they are entirely covered and then bend back the ends to keep the beads on the rays.

3. Glue feathers to the back of the snowflake between each ray. Glue a gem to the middle of the snowflake.

4. You can add shorter rays in between the larger rays.

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Build a Snowman Review Game

Snowman GameBefore class cut the snowman parts from construction paper. In class ask your students review questions from their lesson. If a child answers a question correctly, he gets to put part of the snowman together. Keep playing until the whole snowman is put together.

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Melting Snowman Guess the Word Game

Melting Snowman Guess the Word Game from www.daniellesplace.comThis game is played like hangman except children remove a snowman part until the entire snowman has "melted" away.

Before class cut out the snowman pieces. You can laminate the pieces and add velcro tabs so the pieces can be used over an over again on a flannel board.

In class give your students a list of vocabulary or spelling words. Have one child secretly pick a word, count the number of letters in the word and then draw that many spaces on a piece of paper.

Have your students take turns guessing letters that might be in the words. If a letter is guessed that is not in the word a part of the snowman is taken away. If the children guess the word before the whole snowman "melts" away, another child takes a turn being the person who picks a word. Play until all the children have had a turn picking a word.

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Our Knowledge is Piling UP! Snowflake Bulletin Board Display Incentive for Learning

Snowflake Bulletin Board Display from www.daniellesplace.comThis bulletin board display can help keep your home school from falling into the winter blahs. Children will get excited about seeing how much they are learning when they see all the snowflakes piling up.

Use the snowflakes as review cards by writing your child's spelling words, math facts, test questions, etc. on the back or front of the snowflakes. When your child learns a fact on one of the snowflakes let him staple it to the display. Soon you will have a display full of knowledge.

You can also use the snowflakes as note cards. When your child is researching a new subject have him write new facts that he h as learned on the snowflakes and then staple them to the display.

You can also use the display to review what you are learning. Have your child pick a different snowflake each day and review the fact on the snowflake.

Small Snowflake Patterns with dark outlines (PDF Pattern) - Use these snowflakes to write facts on the back of the snowflake. (Printing Problems?)

Small Snowflake Patterns with light outlines (PDF Pattern) - Use these snowflakes to write facts on the front of the snowflake. (Printing Problems?)

You can make a 3D Snowman (below) for your display out of paper plates and paper bowls. Glue cotton balls to the plates to make them fluffy.

You can also find a Large Snowman Pattern under winter party ideas.

Print out the title "Our Knowledge is Piling UP" on to transparencies so you have a clear background. Pattern 1 (PDF Pattern) and Pattern 2 (PDF Pattern)

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Free Snowflake Sunday School Lessons

Snowflake Frame and Bible Verse Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com"Don't Be Afraid' Sunday School Lesson

Have you ever looked at a snowflake really close? They are really amazing aren't they? Scientists tell us that no two snowflakes are exactly alike. They have discovered that the shape of a snowflake is determined by the journey it takes through the sky, the temperature, and how wet or dry it is. Every snowflake starts forming around a speck of dust that is floating in the air. A tiny water droplet attaches itself to the dust and forms into a six sided ice crystal. The crystal grows into a snowflake as it travels through the sky on its way to earth. Since no two snowflakes take exactly the same journey through the sky and experience the exact same conditions, no two are exactly alike.

To see the complete lesson go to the Free Winter Sunday School Lesson Page.

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Craft Stick Snowflakes Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

Grooved Natural Craft Sticks

LowTemp Mini Glue Gun or Aleene's Tacky Glue

Natural items such as Feathers , dried flowers, (See How to Perserve Flowers) sea shells, acorn caps, dried leaves, sticks, bark, moss, seeds, etc.

Fishing line to hang the ornaments or clear string

Clear Acrylic Spray Paint - Optional

 

How to Make the Craft Sstick Snowflakes:

1. Print out the Snowflake Template Pattern and use it as a guide to glue the craft sticks together.

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2. Place one craft stick on the template and place a dot of glue in the middle of the stick. Place another craft stick on top of that one matching the placement on the template.

3. Place a dot of glue on that stick and then place the last craft stick on top matching the template.

4. Decide what you would like to place on the snowflake and try to place them on the craft stick snowflake to see how it will look before you start gluing them down.

5. Once you have decided what you would like to use, glue everything on the craft sticks.

6. To finish tie a piece of fishing line on the snowflakes so you can hang them.

7. To help preserve your snowflakes you can spray them with a clear acrylic spray paint. This will make them a little stronger and help keep them from fading over time.

 

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Craft Stick Feather Snowflake Craft for Kids

Craft Stick Feather Snowflake Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Jumbo Craft Sticks

LowTemp Mini Glue Gun or Aleene's Tacky Glue

Acrylic Paint - Blue

White Feathers

Sequins, Creativity Street Sequins & Spangles gems, buttons, and other decorative items.

 

How to Make the Craft Stick Feather Snowflake:

1. Paint the jumbo craft sticks with acrylic paint and let them dry. I used a light blue color.

2. Print out the Jumbo Craft Stick Snowflake Template and use it as a guide to glue the craft sticks together.

2. and use it to place the craft sticksGlue three craft sticks together to make the snowflake shape, one on top of the other. Paint the snowflake a light color and let them dry. I used a light blue.

2. Cut the feathers to fit on the craft stick and then glue them on with tacky glue.

3. Glue gems and sequins on to decorate.

4. To finish tie a piece of fishing line on the snowflake so you can hang them.

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Aluminum Duct Tape Craft Stick Snowflake Craft for Kids

Aluminum Foil Tape Snowflake Craft www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Jumbo Craft Sticks

LowTemp Mini Glue Gun or Aleene's Tacky Glue

Shurtape AF 912 aluminum duct tape (You can find this tape at a Lowe's or other home improvement store in the heating and air conditioning section. It costs about $7.00 for 120 yards. It is not Duck tape. Also make sure it isn't the tape with the words on it.)

White Iridescent Snowflake Sequins or Silver Snowflake Sequins gems, or other decorative items.

How to make the Craft Stick Snowflakes:

1. Cover three jumbo or larger craft sticks with the aluminum duct tape. Cut the tape a little bigger than the craft sticks and then peel off the back of the tape and stick it to the craft sticks, smoothing out any wrinkles as you work. Press the sides of the tape around the edges of the craft sticks.

2. Draw designs on the tpaed craft sticks using a sharp object such as a pen or pointed stick. You can also use a permanent marker to trace your lines so they stand out better.

3. Glue three craft sticks together to form a snowflake.

4. Glue sequins, beads, and/or gems onto the snowflake to add decoration.

5. To finish tie a piece of fishing line on the snowflake so you can hang it.

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Button Craft Stick Snowflake Craft for Kids

Button Snowflake Craft for KidsButton Craftstick Snowflake CraftWhat you will need:

Skill Craft sticks or regular craft sticks, acrylic paint, glue gun with low setting, low temp glue sticks, buttons or different colors and sizes, and fishing line.

How to make:

1. Glue three craft sticks together to make the snowflake shape, one on top of the other. Paint the snowflakes and let them dry.

2. Decide where you would like to place the buttons on the snowflake, and try to place them where you want them to go. Once you have decided what you would like, glue them on the snowflake.

3. To finish tie a piece of fishing line on the snowflake so you can hang them.

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Craft Stick Snowflakes

Craft stick craftWhat you will need:

Skill Craft sticks and large craft sticks, glue gun with low setting, low temp glue sticks, acrylic paint, a wooden start shape, sequins or gems, and fishing line.

How to make:

1. Glue three large craft sticks together to make the snowflake shape, one on top of the other.

2. Glue six Skill craft sticks between the large craft sticks joining the ends of the large craft sticks as shown in the picture. Glue the wooden star to the middle of the snowflake.

3. Paint the snowflake and let it dry.

4. Glue on gems, and sequins to decorate the flake.

3. To finish tie a piece of fishing line on the snowflake so you can hang them.

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Craft Stick Noodle Snowflake

craftstick noodle snowflake craft for kidsWhat you will need: Medium-sized craft sticks, uncooked noodles of different shapes and sizes, glue, spray paint, glitter glue, fishing line.

How to make:

craftstick noodle snowflake winter craft for kids1. Glue three medium craft sticks together in the centers to form a snowflake shape.

2. Glue noodles on the craft stick to make interesting designs.

3. When you are done with your design, spray paint the snowflake and paint on glitter glue.

4. Tie fishing line onto the snowflake to hang it up.

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3D Milk Jug Snowflakes Craft

These look great on Christmas trees. You can just set them on the branches and they will reflect all the colors of the lights.

3D Milk Jug Snowflake CraftWhat you will need: Plastic from a milk jug, scissors, fishing line, and glitter glue.

How to make:

1. Print out the snowflake pattern (PDF Pattern) and use it to cut snowflake shapes from plastic milk jugs or other plastic bottles. You will need cut two snowflake shapes for each 3D snowflake. Cut the line in the middle of the snowflake that goes halfway to the middle of the snowflake.

2. Paint the cut snowflakes with glitter glue and let them dry.

3. Place two snowflakes together by matching up the middle cut lines and inserting one snowflake into the cut line of the other snowflake. Use a little glue to keep them in place.

4. Tie fishing line on the snowflakes to hang them. Make different sizes and tie them together to make a mobile.

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Snowman Milk Jug Recycle Craft for Kids

Snowman Milk Jug Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: Gallon Milk jug, 2-liter pop bottle, craft foam, large plastic cup, material for scarf, white acrylic paint or spray paint, low temp. glue gun, sand, and black and red permanent markers.

How to make:

1. Clean and dry the milk jug and pop bottle.

2. Pour a few cups of sand in the bottom of the milk jug to add weight to your snowman.

3. Cut off the bottom of the 2-liter bottle about 7 1/2" from the top of the bottle.

2. Glue the top of the bottle to the top of the milk jug with a low temp. glue gun.

3. Spray paint the jugs with white spray paint or use acrylic paint.

4. Draw a face on the snowman with permanent markers.

5. Cut the arm patterns from white craft foam and glue them to the snowman's body. (Use the arm pattern from the Polar Bear Pattern.)

7. Cut a scarf 5' x 24" from the material. Cut 1/4' slits at each end to make the frill. Tie the scarf it to the snowman's neck.

8. To make the hat paint a large plastic cup black. Cut an 8" circle from black craft foam, cut out the center, and glue it to the cup. Glue some ribbon or material around the top of the cup to finish the hat. Glue it to the head of the snowman.

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No-Sew Sock Snowman Craft for Kids

Sock Snowman Craft - No-sew Snowman Sock Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Socks (Children's white stretchy socks and another color for the scarf and hat. the stretchier the better. I used socks that were 75% cotton, 22% polyester and 3% spandex.)

Poly-fil for stuffing the socks

Tiny Rrubber Bands (You can find this in the hair accessories section of your department store.)

Tiny Black Pompoms for the eyes and buttons, orange pompom for the carrot nose,

Scissors

Low Temp. Hot Melt Glue Gun

 

How to Make the No-Sew Sock Snowman:

1. Flatten a sock so that the heel part of the sock is facing up.

2. Fill the sock with poly-fil to just below the heel of the sock.

3. To make the arms roll a wad of poly-fil into a ball about one inch in diameter and stick it inside the sock so that it is just below the heel to one side of the sock. Use your pointer finger to press the ball up against the side of the sock so that you can see your finger and ball shape from the outside of the sock. Grab the ball of Poly-fil from the outside of the sock and wrap a rubber band around the ball to form an arm as shown in the picture. Do the same thing to the other side of the sock.

4. Place a rubber band just above the arms to form the neck.

5. Put in more stuffing to form the head and secure the top with a rubber band. Cut off the cuff of the sock just above the rubber band.

6. cut the cuff off another sock of a different color to make the hat. Secure the cut end with a rubber band of the same color.

7. To make the scarf cut a long strip about 1" wide from the same sock. Stretch it out a little and tie it around the neck of the snowman.

8. To finish glue on tiny black pompoms for the eyes and buttons. Cut an orange pompom into a carrot shape and glue it to the face.

To see diagrams of similar sock critters go to the Sock Crafts for Kids Page

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 Snowman Banner

snowman bannerWhat you will need: card stock (thick paper), crayons or markers, tape, and ribbon.

How to make:

1. Draw snowmen so that they look like they are hanging onto a rope. Use the picture above to give you an idea of how to do this. Or print out the patterns (available to members only), color them, and cut them out. Roll out your ribbon and place the snowmen on the ribbon as shown in the order you would like them to appear.

Write letters on their bellies to spell out a message.

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Hanging Snowman Gift Tag

Hanging snowman gift tag and bag craftThis little snowman is holding a star in one hand and a candy cane in the other.

What you will need: Card stock, scissors, brown or white lunch bag, white and blue acrylic paint, snowflake rubber stamp, an Exacto knife, tape, and crayons or markers.

How to make:

1. Draw a snowman holding a candy cane in one hand as shown in the picture and then color it. Also draw a star to place in the snowman's other hand. Or print out the pattern and color it. Cut out the snowmen and star.

2. Use an Exacto knife to cut out around the thumb on the lower hand.

3. Write “to:” and “from:” on the star and insert it under the thumb.

4. Decorate a lunch bag with a snowflake rubber stamp and paint. Sprinkle glitter on the wet paint. Let the bag dry and then place your gift inside. Fold down the top a couple of times and staple it closed.
Hang your snowman gift tag from the top of the bag. Tape it to the bag so it won’t fall off.

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Hot Chocolate Mix with Marshmallow Snowman

Hot Chocolate Mix with Marshmallow Snowman Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Styrofoam cups

Miniature marshmallows

Card stock

Crayons or markers

Scissors

Tape

Powdered Cchocolate Drink Mix

Small 2" x 3" Craft Storage Bags (Wal-mart in the crafts section)

Clear Plastic Party Bbags 4 x 9 1/2" or shorter (Wal-mart in the cake decorating section)

 

How to Make the Snowman Craft:

1. Draw a snowman head and hands onto card stock and cut them out.  Or use the patterns (Available to Members only). This pattern comes with a front and back head for each snowman). 

2. Place enough chocolate mix into the small plastic bags to make one drink according to the directions and seal the bag.

3. Place all the supplies that will be needed (except for the marshmallows and paint and crayons) for each child in a brown lunch bag (see below).

4. Prepare a craft ahead of time so the children can see what they look like.

5. Place a half a cup of marshmallows in the large party bag and seal it with tape.  Cut off the excess at the top.

6. Color the head (back and front) and the arms. Tape the arms at the bottom of the head or onto the bag. Tape the head onto the top of the bag. Tape the back of the head onto the back covering up the top of the plastic bag. Write the directions (or have the children write the directions) on how to make the hot chocolate on a piece of paper and place it in the bottom of the cup with the powdered chocolate mix. Place the snowman on top.  You can also include a plastic spoon if you would like.

Place the snowman in the cup in a decorated lunch bag (below).

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Snowman Serving Dish Craft

Snowman Treat Dish Craft from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

2 - 8 3/4" Chinet Premium Strength Paper Plates

1 - 20 oz. Dixie Paper Bowel

3 - 10 oz. Dixie Paper Bowels

Paint

Orange 2" Pompom Ball

Red Pompom ball

Black Pipe Cleaners

Low Temperature Glue Gun

 

How to Make the Snowman Treat Dish Craft:

1. Glue the two 8 3/4" Chinet plates together bottom to bottom. This makes the bottom circle of the snowman.

2. Glue the edge of a 20 oz. bowel face up to the paper plates to make the middle circle of the snowman.

3. To make the head, glue two 10 oz. bowels together top to top as shown in the picture. Cut an orange pompom ball into a carrot shape and glue it to the head. Draw on a mouth and eyes with a permanent marker. (Note: You can substitute a large orange gum drop for the orange pompom.)

paperplate pic 14. Fold black pipe cleaners into arm and hand shapes and glue them to the middle circle as shown in the picture.

5. To make the snowman's hat. Draw a line from the center of a 10 oz. paper plate to the outside edge as shown in the picture. Cut on the line.

paper plate 26. Bring the cut edge of the paper plate over the other cut edge to make the hat shape as shown in the picture to the left. Glue it closed with a hot melt glue gun. Smash down the hat a little as shown in the picture. Paint the hat with acrylic paint and let it dry. Glue a pompom on the top. Glue the hat to the head of the snowman as shown in the picture. Fill the snowman's body with goodies. White goodies work best.

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Wagon Wheel Macaroni Snowflake Craft for Kids

Macaroni Snowflake craft for kidsWhat you will need: Wagon wheel macaroni, white spray paint, construction paper, and glue.

How to make:

1. Spray paint the noodles white and let them dry.

2. Glue them onto a piece of paper as shown in the picture. When they are dry you can cut them out if you would like.

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Snowman Craft for Kids

Snowman bag craft for kidsWhat you will need:  Sandwich size plastic Ziplock bags, Styrofoam packaging peanuts, stapler, paper, crayon or markers, and tape.

How to make:

1. Print out the pattern or let the children make their own snowman. Pattern available to Members Only.

2. Fill a plastic bag with crunched up peanuts and seal the bag.  Fold in the top two corners and staple them down.  Draw a snowman head, arms and feet and cut them out.  Tape them to the bag as shown in the picture.

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*This craft can also be made into a great gift by placing gourmet popcorn inside the bag instead of packaging peanuts.

Hi! I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how cute my snowmen turned out. I made the ones with Ziplock bags. For the inside of the bag, I stuffed it with a piece of white tissue paper. I also took our verse for the day in children's church and copied it onto an address label and printed out 20 of them and stuck a sticker on each child's snowman tummy (Ziplock bag) They were adorable! Every age group loved this one. GREAT IDEA! Millie Morris

 

How to Make Paper Snowflakes

How to Make a Snowflake Diagram 11. Using a standard 8 1/2 " x 11" paper, fold the paper so one corner touches the other side of the paper and is even with the straight edge. Cut away the part of the paper that is not covered by the folded-over edge. If you open up the folded paper you will have a square piece of paper. You can do this with any size paper.

2. Fold the paper in half again. As show in the diagram at the right.

3. Fold the paper in half again. As show in the diagram at the right.

How to Make a snowflake Diagram 24. There will be one side of the folded triangle that doesn't have any folded edges. This edge will be the perimeter of your snowflake. The other two sides have folds. If you would like a round snowflake, cut the unfolded edge so that it has a rounded shape as show in the diagram below. Cut notches in the folded sides, but do not go all the way through to the other folded side or you will cut your snowflake in half.

5. If you cut a triangle shape from the tip of your triangle, as shown in the diagram, you will make a star shape in the middle of your snowflake.

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Pop Bottle Ring Snowflake Craft for Kids

These snowflakes are very easy to make and use recycled materials.

Pop bottle snowflakeWhat you will need: Sixteen pop bottle rings for each snowflake, stapler or tape, and thread or fishing line.

How to make:

1. Print out the pattern (PDF Pattern) provided to use as a guide.

2. Place a pop bottle ring in front of you so that the sides of the ring bend upward not under. Fold the holder in half lengthwise and staple point A to point A and point B to point B.  Do this for all 16 rings.

3. Staple 8 of the already prepared pop bottle rings together in a circle by stapling point E of one ring to point F of another ring.

3. Staple point C of one ring to point D of the ring next to it.  Go all the way around to form a circle.  Staple the other 8 rings together to form the other side of the snow flake.

4. Staple the front of the snowflake to the back of the snow flake by lining up the front and back rings and stapling them together at points G, H, and I.  You should have a completed snowflake.

5. Tie fishing line of thread at the top to hang.

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Make Shaving Cream Snowmen

This is a great project for young children when it is to cold too go outside and play.

Just wanted to pass along a winter idea my 2-year-old class enjoyed this winter.
We were expecting snow one Sunday, so since we couldn't go out to play we covered the entire table with shaving cream and made "snowmen." It was very messy, but smelled great. The two's loved the feel of it and our junior high helpers even enjoyed it.

A hint: Be sure the remember the smocks or paint shirts before you start. The shaving cream washes off easily. Clean up was a breeze, using a dust pan as a squeegee to push the shaving cream into a pan or garbage can. This idea was sent in by Michelle Baker

 

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