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Easy Snowman Craft and Recipe for Children

After all the excitement of the holidays, you may be hearing from your children “I’m bored!”  This snowman craft will surely keep them entertained and snowman soup will keep them warm while crafting!

What you need:

  1. Cotton balls (about 40 per snowman)
  2. Blue construction paper (1 sheet per child)
  3. Black construction paper or googly eyes
  4. Orange construction paper or pom poms
  5. Non-toxic glue
  6. Scissors for adult use only

Instructions:

  1. Squeeze some glue onto a paper plate  and let the children scoop bits of glue with a popsicle stick because squeezing glue right onto the paper can get messy. Glue sticks are a great “not-so-messy” alternative.
  2. Have the children glue cotton balls in two or three stacked circles to make a snowman shape
  3. Cut out construction paper shapes if you are not using googly eyes or colored pom poms  (adults can do this prior to craft time for young children)

BLACK: 5 large circles per snowman (2 eyes and 3 buttons)
BLACK: 5 small circles per snowman (for the mouth)
BLACK: hat shape (rectangle with a square on top)
ORANGE: Cut out one triangle per snowman (nose)
ORANGE (or brown): Long rectangle shapes (arms)

*We used colored pom pom balls instead of construction paper

5. Have the children glue their snowman faces, buttons, hat and arms to their cotton ball snowman.

Snowman Soup

Ingredients:

  1. Packet of hot chocolate
  2. Chocolate kiss
  3. Marshmallows
  4. Candy cane
  5. Sandwich bag
  6. Note paper

What to Do:

Put the ingredients in a sandwich bag with a note to your child that this is snowman soup eaten by many famous snowmen families such as Frosty the Snowman’s family. To make their snowman soup just add contents (except for the candy cane) in a mug, add boiling water and have them stir it with the candy cane.

What winter recipes and crafts do you like to do with your children?

Posted January 7, 2011

by MichelleH

24 Comments

24 Responses

  1. Whitney says:

    This is such a neat craft. I’ll have to try this with my toddler.

  2. Tracy A says:

    What a fun project to do on a snowy day!

  3. Momtoem says:

    My children would love this! What a great idea, we are going to do the snowman craft this week

  4. Mickey Coutts says:

    My little girls will love this! I’m going to do it with them this weekend.

  5. Rebecca N. says:

    This looks like a really fun craft and the recipe is just too adorable! Today is the perfect day to do this with my 5 year old because it snowed here yesterday :)

  6. Lisa L says:

    I’ll have to do this with my toddler! I like that I already have all the craft supplies at home =)

  7. Ashley says:

    This looks super fun and easy to do! My 4 yr old would love this!!

  8. trixx says:

    I remember doing crafts with cottonballs as a kid. Totally forgot about it. An oldie but goodie that I have to share with my daughter!

  9. Robyn H. says:

    this looks like so much fun, my niece would love it! A perfect project for a snowy day :)

  10. amy h says:

    I love the recipe for snowman soup. My mom would always do winter crafts with us. We would make those paper link chains every year for xmas.

  11. Jill Myrick says:

    This looks like something that my children would have a lot of fun with.
    We have had a lot of snow already this year and my children love building snowmen. But the snow that we are expecting tonight is also being accompanied by really low wind chills.
    So this would be great for entertaining them indoors.
    Thanks so much for the idea.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  12. susan smoaks says:

    we’ll have to make the snowman this coming weekend

  13. MichelleH says:

    Hope your children enjoy it Susan!

  14. MichelleH says:

    You are welcome Jill. Stay warm & have fun!

  15. MichelleH says:

    Those paperlink chains are so fun! What great memories!

  16. MichelleH says:

    Robyn,
    Hopefully you and your niece can have auntie/niece time making your snowman! :)

  17. MichelleH says:

    Ashley,
    We had a lot of fun making our snowman. :) Enjoy it! We are sure your 4 year olds will be even cuter than ours!

  18. MichelleH says:

    YAY Lisa! We love it when crafts are fun & easy and you have all the supplies at hand. :)

  19. MichelleH says:

    Rebecca,
    Hope you have fun doing the craft & enjoying snowman soup!

  20. [...] Finish with a cup of snowman soup! [...]

  21. Allie Clark says:

    I was sent to your blog from Familylicious and I think this is a great craft project! I will definitely have to do this with my niece!

  22. Kim Pollock says:

    Love the craft and the recipe sounds so good. We will try this!

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