This snowman craft for preschoolers is so fun and simple to make. It starts with a couple of paper plates and turns into an adorable pouch that your little ones can use to store all of their treasures. Frosty will be smiling as he’s filled with candy, stuffed animals, rocks, toys or whatever.
Fun Facts about Frosty the Snowman
- Frosty was brought to life by a magical hat.
- The Frosty the Snowman song was in response to the “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer” song, since it had done so well.
- Frosty and Rudolph are related. Their television specials were produced by the same company.
- The same actress, June Foray, did the voice for Karen during the “Frosty the Snowman” special and Cindy in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
- Frosty typically has four fingers on each hand.
- He has a wife named Crystal.
*For more interesting facts about Frosty, check out this article by Love to Sing.
Combine Reading with Crafting
The best way that I can think to elevate the crafting experience is to combine it with reading a good book. Here are some of our favorite snowman themed books for kids…
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 2 Paper plates (9-inch coated)
- Stapler with staples
- White yarn
- Single hole punch
- Glue stick
- Orange construction paper
This list of supplies comes straight from the items that we already keep in our kids’ craft bag. They’re part of the master list we use for all of the crafts we make here. You already know that there are so many benefits there are when crafting with your kids, but who has the time? Well…now you do if you just fill your bag and craft along. We do all the heavy lifting.
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How to make a Snowman Craft for Preschoolers
Step 1: Trim the Plates
- Cut the top third off of one of the paper plates.
- Lay it on top of the other and cut the same section off of your other plate so that they now match.
Step 2: Make the Snowman’s Face
- From your orange contruction paper, draw a long thin triangle and cut it out.
- Round off the end to make it into a carrot.
- Turn one of the plates you cut so that the bottom is facing up.
- Glue the carrot in place in the center for the snowman’s nose.
- Now use your markers to add eyes, a mouth and any other details you would like.
Step 3: Put It Together
- Sandwich the 2 cut plates together, fronts facing so that there is a gap in the center.
- Secure it all around the rounded edge with staples, leaving the top open.
- Also punch holes on the top of each side for the handle in the next step.
I have found, when working with preschoolers, that a traditional stapler is sometimes very challenging for little hands to manage. You may want to invest in a stapler that is more ergonomic so that it is easier to press down on. Here is one that we’ve used when crafting with kids with success.
Step 4: Add a Handle to Your Paper Plate Snowman Craft
- Cut 5 lengths of white yarn about a yard long each.
- Gather them together and tie a knot in the center.
- Now tie a couple more knots on either side.
- Last, lace one end of the yarn hand through one of the holes.
- Tie it off with a knot.
- Repeat this on the other side.
- Trim the ends of your tassel that is now showing on the front of your pouch so that they are even.
Now that you know how to make this snowman pouch, what will you put in it? Will it be cookies to share with your friends? Perhaps you’ll just hang it up for a decoration with some fairy lights sticking out the top. Maybe you want to make another pouch to go with it, like this adorable reindeer.