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49 Amazing Snowman Craft Ideas

Updated on July 26, 2017
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I love arts and crafts. I used to volunteer teach an elementary art class and love sharing tutorials for fun crafts to make with kids.

Decorating with snowmen

Making snowman crafts is one of the best ways to prepare for winter holiday decorating and gift giving. Snowmen and snowman crafts are so popular because they have such a long display time. Start displaying your snowmen right after Halloween and leave them up until the end of January.

I searched for snowman crafts that had pictures and directions for making the crafts and found a lot of great ones. In this article, I've included the craft site name and address. By clicking on the site name, you will be taken directly to the craft instruction page.

For the directions to make the beautiful, vintage ornaments shown above, go to the Better Homes and Gardens site.

1. Olaf Finger Puppet

All you need to do to make this cute little finger puppet is to print off the pattern and follow the instructions given at the IDEA ROOM. Imagine how the kids will love reading an Olaf story, or watching the movie, with their own little Olaf.


2. Olaf Sock Snowman

Isn't this a cute Olaf? I imagine that you could make a whole family of snowmen by using different sized socks. Infant socks for tiny ones and bigger sizes for bigger snowmen. Find the tutorial for making these sock snowmen at One Creative Mommy .

3. PVC Snowman Candle Cover

You know how we have these electric, or battery operated, candles at Christmas? Usually we'd set them in a window or on the mantel, but they really aren't that special. Now, along comes Little Miss Celebration with a tutorial for making an attractive snowman cover for the candles. Be sure to visit the site to check this out.

4. Peg Clothespin Snowmen

This is a great Christmas preparation activity to do with the kids. The snowmen are simple and easy to make, and the supplies are inexpensive. You'll find the instructions for making clothespin snowmen ornaments at CRAFTING mom .

5. Salt Dough Snowmen

Salt dough is a great inexpensive clay to use for making snowmen, especially if the kids are making the snowmen. Go to MINDING MY P’S WITH Q for the tutorial and recipe for these salt dough snowmen.

6. Olaf Headband

You get two great Olaf projects when you go to the EAST COAST MOMMY site for this Olaf headband. Find the button for a template download at the end of the article. There is also an Olaf costume project shared on this site.

7. Olaf Printables

Imagine all the fun you, and the kids, will have making different Olaf snowmen. Find the printable Olaf snowman sheet at The PURPLE PUMPKIN. I think it would be even more fun to print Olaf onto clear cling film and then place, and replace, Olaf on a window or glass door.


8. Snowman Sentinal

Who better to watch over you while you prepare for Christmas than a group of watchful snowmen? For the directions, and patterns for the faces, go to the Kids & Glitter site.

9. Yarn Snowman

You'll use three sizes of Styrofoam circles, or you can cut three circles from a sheet of Styrofoam instead of buying the already cut circles, to make your snowman. The larger the circles, the larger your snowman. This very attractive snowman can be made following the instructions at Made in a Day.

10. Pillow Case Snowman

Make a quick and easy snowman pillow to set on the floor near the Christmas tree, place on a corner of the sofa, or as a Christmas pillow on the bed. You'll find these quick and easy instructions at Daddies do too.

11. CD Snowman

A very attractive snowman project. The directions can be found at make and takes.

12. Quick Snowman Luminaries

If you want to make quick luminaries, or need a project for the kids to make, this snowman is the answer. Find the tutorial for making these paper luminaries at CRAFTS BY Amanda.


13. Paper Plates Snowman

I love the mittens and boots on this paper plate snowman. Let the kids even decorate the mittens to make their version of the snowman their very own. You'll find the instructions for this snowman craft at crafty morning.


14. Build a Snowman

This is just the cutest idea ever. Now the little kids can build (and unbuild) a snowman many times a day. The snowman pieces are made using the large craft foam sheets. The kids brush water on the pieces to make them stick to the window or bathwalls. Find this outstanding craft project at Growing a Jeweled Rose .

15. Yarn Balls Snowman

Make the yarn balls, like it's done here at CRAFT goodies and then make the outstanding wire arms and hats. The easy to follow tutorial for this craft tells you exactly how to make the wire hands and hat.


16. Snowpops

Granted these snowpops look good enough to eat, but don't do it. They are made using salt dough, so they will keep for years to come. The tutorial for making snowpops can be found at Eyeballs By Day Crafts By Night .


17. Snowman Swag

Look what you can do with a long athletic tube sock. This really cute snowman swag has instructions on Crafts ‘n Coffee .


18. Twig Arms Snowman

I love these little twig armed snowmen. The twig arms give them a rustic folkart look that I'm drawn to. You can make snowman ornaments like these by following the tutorial given at AOK Corral.

19. Snowman Candle Glow

A cheerful glow is added to any room with this perfect decoration for winter. The directions for this project can be found on the CRAFTS FOR ALL SEASONS site.

20. Raggedy Recycled Snowmen

21. Snowflake Snowman

This is such a cute snowman project. For the instructions for this snowman, go to All Free Crafts.

22. Paint Stick Snowmen

With a little imagination a crafter can think up a use for about anything. For the directions for this unique use of paint sticks, go to the Crafts by Amanda website.

23. More Snowman Crafts on Kids & Glitter

Frame your finished winter scene and display it during the winter season. You will find the directions for this project, Snowman Winter Scene, and more snowman art projects on the Kids & Glitter site. Look there, in the Christmas Gallery, in the sidebar for more snowman ideas.

24. Yarn PomPom SnowPeople

A cute little variation of the pom pom snowman. Find out how to make these SnowPeople by finding the directions on the hwtm daily blog.

25. Sweater Sleeve Snowman

You'll need the sleeve of an old sweater for this little snowman activity. Find out what else you'll need by going to The Do-It-Yourself Mom.

26. Snowman Candy Jar

A canning jar turned snowman candy jar. For the directions, go to Family Crafts.

27. Primitive Snowmen

Don't you just love the looks of these cute primitive snowmen? Primitive Christmas decorations are ageless and fit in with any décor. You can make your own primitive snowmen by following the instructions given at Make It: Fun.

28. Snowflakes 5 Cents

You can't buy much these days with 5 cents, but you can buy snowflakes from this little snowman. To find the instructions for this project, go to NORTH POLE CHRISTMAS.

29. Felt Snowman

This little guy would be right at home on your mantel or under the tree. Go to All Free Crafts for the directions.

30. Mr. and Mrs. Mitten

These are so cute that you'll want to make some for gifts. Find the directions at AllFreeCrafts.com.

31. Activity Village Snowman

You might need to help the littlest kids making this, but everyone else will enjoy making them on their own. Go to Activity village for the directions.

32. Snowman Tee

I really like this as a Holiday tee because it can be worn before and after Christmas. Go to Mom Endeavors for the directions.

33. Table Runner

This can be a table runner or you can make a pillow. Find the directions at the Better Homes and Gardens site.

34. Shredded Paper Snowman

Have your little ones make this snowman using shredded paper. Find the instructions at the babycenter website.

35. Pumpkin Snowmen

If you still have pumpkins to use as decorations, making snowmen is a great way to use them. Find the directions at Viette’s BEAUTIFUL GARDENS.

36. Olaf the Snowman

If you love Olaf the snowman from the movie, Frozen, you'll love making your own version of him using Styrofoam balls, an egg and a disc. Find the tutorial at Crafts ‘n Coffee to guide you through the process.

37. Sock Snowmen

Gather together all your onesie socks and the family to make these cute sock snowmen. You'll have a great time together. Find the directions at write.click.scrapbook.

38. Snowman A Glo

A great look for your Christmas or holiday decorations. Go to Craft At Home for the directions.

39. Snow Lady Ornament

A Styrofoam ball and textured yarn make this an especially unique and elegant ornament. Find the directions at Make It: Fun.


40. Snow Buddy Family

These cuties are made using a salt dough recipe that is included, with the instructions, for making this project at FAMILYCORNER.COM.

41. Paper Plate Snowmen

Preschool kids will love making and displaying these snowmen as works of art. Go to ALL BECAUSE SHE SAVED to see how to make them.

42. Snowman Rocks

This little snowman is made out of rocks. You'll find the directions for making one like it at Tools Are For Women Too!

43. Super Easy Snowman

44. Sweet Snowman Candy Jar

Giving candy gifts in a jar is a popular gift, one that is fun to give or to receive. Go to AllFreeHolidayCrafts to find the instructions for this activity.

45. Kool Aid Container Snowman

It's hard to believe that this cute little snowman is made from a Kool Aid Container. See exactly how this little snowman is made by going to the TAYLOR HOUSE.

46. Finger Print Snowman Art

I like to include projects like this because I remember the kids liking to do crafts on wintery days. See how this cute kindergarten art project can be made by going to the crafty morning site.

47. Globe Light Snowman

This little snowman is made using a globe shaped light bulb. You'll find the instructions for this project at All Free Crafts.

48. Mini Clothepin Snowmen

You'll be able to think up lots of uses for these cute little snowmen this winter. Put magnets on the back to make refrigerator magnets or use them to clip papers together or to hang class art work. I love these cuties. Go to Eyeballs By Day Crafts By Night for the instructions.

49. Fired Clay Snowmen

This is a great classroom project for schools that have a kiln. Find the instructions for this project at The Paper Pear. Use air-dry clay if you don't have a kiln.

© 2011 Loraine Brummer

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      Susan Hazelton 15 months ago from Summerfield, Florida

      These are a wonderful collection of snowmen craft ideas.

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      Wishing you and yours the very best for this Holiday season.

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very cute ideas.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I adore those Snowman Chair Covers, nice job!

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      Botellould 4 years ago

      Nice projects for kids, will try to make some.

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      DonD LM 5 years ago

      This is amazing I will ask my girlfriend to make one of these :). Excellent lense

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      DonD LM 5 years ago

      This is amazing I will ask my girlfriend to make one of these :). Excellent lense

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      I love snowmen - my mother always talked about one of us drawing a picture of a snowman and of how impressed she was.

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      Heidi Reina 5 years ago from USA

      Snow Buddy looks so cuddly and these are terrific projects for kids. Kids & Glitter is awesome.

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      AnnaAdam LM 5 years ago

      I adore the idea of snowman bookmarks. Excellent ideas and very nice website links u have shared like kids and glitter site.

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I just love the snowman candles! Sprinkled with Angel Dust** Happy Holidays!

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      khemo53 5 years ago

      My wife just loves snowmen. I have to make her remove them over the summer months. she will love this lens.

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      bowfishing lm 5 years ago

      We collect snowmen in our house. I think the house turns into a Snowman Museum every Thanksgiving. Nice crafts on display.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I love the bookmark idea.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      I like snowmen