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Easy Donut Snowman is a Fun Kids Christmas Craft

Updated on December 26, 2013
snowman donut christmas craft
snowman donut christmas craft

I've never been the craftiest mom on the block, but my daughter loves doing art projects. So I do my best. Every year around Christmas time I start looking around to find the easiest holiday projects. Since my daughter is seven years old and I'm craft-challenged, my goal in finding a good Christmas project is one that's easy, cheap, doesn't take much time, and requires little skill. And edible crafts always earn a bonus in my book!

When I saw pictures of people making snowmen out of donuts, I knew I'd found a good project for this year. I saw a few different ideas using either donut holes or mini donuts, but I decided to use both because I think the mini donuts are easier to stack, but the donut holes are better for the face.

If you're a craft-challenged mom with young kids, this is a great project to try!

(Photo by Lisa Howard)

Time required: 10 minutes

Difficulty: easy

Cost: minimal cost if you have the food in your house


  • Powdered mini donuts and donut holes
  • Oreo cookies
  • Candy corn
  • Mini Reese's peanut butter cupts
  • Stick pretzels
  • Black cake icing


1. Stack two mini donuts on top of each other and top with a donut hole.

2. Add pretzel sticks in the middle donut to create arms.

3. Poke a piece of candy cane in the top donut hole to make a nose and then use the black icing to add eyes and a mouth. (If the icing won't stick, try dabbing a little water on the donut.)

4. Take one half of an Oreo cookie and put it on the top donut. Use some icing to make it stay in place. Then add a little more icing to the top of the cookie, unwrap a Reese's mini cup and stick it on the cookie to complete the hat.

5. Take a moment to enjoy your masterpiece. Then devour!


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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      WOw this is so easy to do. Love this.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This is a very cute idea and easy for kids to make. I love snowmen and this would be fun to do with family during the holiday season. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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      mumsgather 3 years ago

      So cute and so easy to make. What a brilliant idea. Voted awesome.

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      That's such a cute idea!

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      Samantha Devereux 3 years ago from Columbia Mo

      These are adorable!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Your edible snowman craft is adorable. I don't even have a small child and I want one. I think this would be great fun to make with or take to a school classroom for snacks over the winter season.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is so cute!