This easy snowman craft for kids takes just a few supplies and is a fun way to spend your next snowy day. It’s also a perfect way to improve fine motor skills. The lacing part turns this frosty friend into a play opportunity. You can lace it up over and over again, a great way for young kids to work on hand eye coordination and just plain fun for older kids too.
I hope that this winter season you’ll be doing LOTS of crafting with the kids, and craft flashcards are the perfect way to make an easy craft even easier.
I bet you’ve never heard of craft flashcards…Of course you haven’t…because I totally made it up 🙂 As a pediatric Occupational Therapist, I’ve witnessed kids struggle to complete multi-step activities. So, I came up with this brilliant (if I do say myself) way to break down crafts into bite-sized pieces in the form of flashcards.
These are especially perfect for those kiddos who have limited attention spans.
Crafts are such a great developmental tool for kids (improves motor planning, attention span, executive functioning, fine motor skills, language development and more), and using flashcards makes planning crafts for your kids to enjoy even easier.
Just print out a few of your favorites onto cardstock, cut them into the cards with a hole in the corner and place them on a keyring that you can connect to your craft supply bag (which you can fill using our master list of supplies that we stick to for every single one of the projects in the flashcard collection). It’s so simple.
And the best part is that there’s not a screen in sight. Technology is such a great thing, but it’s also nice to take a break from it once in awhile and let the brain explore in other ways. Click the image to learn more about our collection of 100 Craft Flashcards for Kids.
Fun Facts About Snowmen
- Michelangelo once created a work of art snowman.
- The famous artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti, was known to have created a beautiful snowman, but there is no record as to exactly what it looked like.
- Building a snowman takes a lot of energy and can burn around 238 calories.
- The town of Sapparo, Japan holds the world record for most snowmen, making 12,379 in 2003, which outnumbered the amount of people in the town.
- Maine hosted the world’s largest snow woman, measuring 122 feet tall and using 13 million pounds of snow. They named her Olypmia.
For more interesting facts about Frosty and his snowmen friends, check out this article by Kiddle.
And if you want to make a few more winter crafts, here are some of the best ideas around…
- Newspaper stuffed penguin
- Lacing polar bear craft
- Snowy owl craft
- Paper bag penguin craft
- Ice skate craft
Save this fun winter craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board…
Check Out the Video Tutorial for Another Fun Winter Craft…
CRAFT SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 2 Paper plates (9-inch coated)
- White yarn
- Single hole punch
- Scotch tape
- Glue stick
- Construction paper
- Brown pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes (self-adhesive)
- Snowman craft template
My favorite thing in the world is to see families crafting together…because I know how much a child will look back on that and remember nothing but love. There is something so special about creating together, but we put it off saying that there’s not enough time. Well, that changes today because we’ve come up with a method that takes so much of the prep time out of kids crafts so that you can get right to the good stuff.
Use our master list of just 27 basic items to fill your bag. Most of the things are items you likely already have in your home. Once your bag’s filled you’re ready to make anything that you see on this site.
Snowman Craft Instructions:
For this craft you’re not going to need any white paint or even white paper. Just pull out the paper plates instead and get started on this fun craft.
Step 1: Cut and Punch
- Take one of the paper plates and cut out the center, leaving about 3 inches all around the outside edge.
- The best way to do this is just to cut along the natural groove that is in most paper plates.
- Now take your hole punch and punch holes around the center circle, about 1/2 apart.
Step 2: Assembly Time
- Cut a 2 inch wide tab, about 1 inch deep on the plate that you just prepared with the hole in the center.
- Generously apply your glue stick to the tab.
- Then attach the other plate to the tab and press firmly. This forms the head and body of your snowman craft.
*If the glue just isn’t taking hold, just grab the tape instead.
Step 3: Make Him Smile
- Turn the snowman over so that the bottoms of the place are facing up.
- From a piece of orange construction paper, cut the carrot nose for your snowman. You can use the free snowman craft template for this if you want.
- Use your glue stick to attach the nose to the center of the snowman’s face (the top plate without the hole in it).
- Then create the rest of the snowman’s face by placing the googly eyes and drawing on a mouth.
- Add any other details you want to the snowman’s face.
Step 4: Lace It Up For Fine Motor Skills Practice
- Cut a length of white yarn about a yard long.
- Lace it through one of the holes that you punched and tape it down in the back of your craft.
- Then move the yarn back and forth, lacing it through the holes in random patterns until you get to the end of the piece of yarn.
- Tape the end down to the back of your snowman again.
- Cut a new piece of yarn and keep repeating this process until you have filled in the cut out circle with laced yarn.
Step 5: Finish Off Your Cute Snowman Craft
- For the arms of your snowman, cut a brown pipe cleaner in half.
- Snip 2 more pieces of brown pipe cleaner that are about 1 to 2 inches each.
- Twist each of the small pieces of pipe cleaner around the end of a half piece of pipe cleaner to form the arms/hands of your snowman.
- Tape the arms in place on the back of the bottom plate.
- Last, cut out the boots and scarf from construction paper.
- We used blue construction paper for the scarf, but you can choose whatever color is your favorite. These are also included in the printable craft template. If you’re making this for the holiday season, you may opt for red and green for your snowman’s accessories.
- Glue the boots to the back of the bottom of your snowman.
- Then glue the scarf in place on your snowman’s neck.
This is such a great snowman craft that you may want to make even more adorable snowmen…so much fun for the whole family. For each of your fun snowman crafts, change up the accessories and colors, put something in his hands, give him a hat, or add a hair bow or bow tie instead of the scarf. The only limit is your imagination.
What Skills Will This Craft Promote?
One of the best things about crafts is that, not only are they fun to make, but they’re beneficial for working on so many critical skills. Kids of all ages will enjoy making this frosty friend, but it’s especially great for helping little hands develop fine motor skills.
Using the hole punch will promote hand strength, and putting the yarn through the holes will be the perfect way to practice visual motor skills (aka hand eye coordination). It’s going to be a lot of fun…so much that they won’t even know they’re doing so much more than just making a craft.