Snowmen Crafts for Kids

Easy-to-make snowmen crafts for kids. All with step-by-step instructions - it couldn't be simpler. Have fun!


Snowmen crafts for kids will always be popular at Christmas time.

Snowmen make such great subjects for many kids craft projects and are loved by young and old alike.

So whether you're making a snowman design Christmas card or a special gift box, they're sure to be well received.

And, as you can never have too many snowmen around the house, you can make plenty of snowmen friezes to brighten up every room and window!

I really hope you enjoy making my Snowmen Crafts for Kids.

Snowmen Frieze

Let's start with the Snowmen Frieze:

You will need:

  • Thin white and coloured card or paper
  • Pencil, scissors, ruler, pair of compasses and eraser
  • Felt-tip pens or coloured pencils
  • Hole punch (optional)

 

  1. Cut a strip of white paper or thin card approximately 30cm x 10cm.
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  3. Fold into five sections so that you have a concertina of five 6cm x 10cm rectangles.
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  5. On the top section, draw a snowman:
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    • With a pencil and a pair of compasses, draw a 6cm diameter circle for the snowman's body, as close to the base of the card as possible. Make sure that the snowman's body touches the left and right-hand edges of the rectangle.
    • Then draw a second circle approximately 4cm in diameter overlapping the first to form the snowman's head.
    • Next draw on his hat - a simple square and a narrow horizontal rectangle for the brim should do the trick!
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    • Then cut around your snowman design, making sure you leave a piece uncut at each side, so that your snowmen stay joined together. Rub out the remaining pencil marks between his head, body and hat.
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    • Open out and colour or decorate the five snowmen however you wish. You could use a hole punch to punch small circles for his eyes and buttons and stick these in place or draw these on with pens or pencils.
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    • Draw and cut out a pipe from black card and a carrot nose from orange card and stick in place or draw these on.
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  1. Repeat to make a frieze of any length by joining the blocks together, and display on a wall, door or window.

 

Variations

  1. Use longer strips of paper and make more folds to make more snowmen at a time. But please remember that the more layers you have the more difficult it will be to cut out the shapes.
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  3. Use larger paper to make larger rectangles and, therefore, larger snowmen!
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  5. Don't limit this frieze project to the theme of snowmen crafts for kids - try making a Christmas tree frieze, a Christmas pudding frieze or a Christmas bauble frieze! There are endless possibilities once you get started and you can decorate them as simply or as elaborately as you like!
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  7. Use scraps of craft foam or stickers to embellish your work too.

 

 

 

 

Snowmen Gift Box

For our next Snowmen Crafts for Kids project, let's try making a Covered and Decorated Snowmen Gift Box:

You will need:

  • Small square or rectangular box with or without a lid
  • Thin card
  • Old Christmas wrapping paper or cards with a snowman design
  • Scissors, ruler, sticky tape, PVA glue, pens or pencils
  • Ribbon

 

Here's how....

  1. Cover an old square or rectangular box (and the lid if there is one) with a suitable background wrapping paper or plain coloured paper.
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  3. If the box has no lid, make one as follows:
     
    • Measure the top of your covered box and then cut a piece of thin card at least 2.5cm larger than this on all sides.
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    • Mark a line 2cm from each edge as shown:
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    • Cut along the four dotted lines, then score and fold along the solid lines.
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    • Glue the four square corner tabs you have created to the inside of the side sections to form a simple lid for your box.
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    • Cover the lid with paper to match the box.

     

  1. Now decorate the box and lid by cutting out snowmen motifs from old Christmas cards or wrapping paper and sticking them on.
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  3. Make a tag from pieces of coloured card or old Christmas cards and attach to the lid with a length of ribbon, tying the ends into a bow.

 

I hope you enjoy making this Snowmen Crafts for Kids project.

 

 

 

 

Starry Night Snowman Card

Now let's create some Christmas cards, starting with the Starry Night Snowman Card:

You will need:

  • Thin card and paper in black and white
  • Snowman motif - eg foam, paper or wooden shape or sticker
  • Small silver confetti stars or stickers
  • Silver glitter glue
  • PVA glue or double-sided adhesive tape
  • Pencil, ruler, scissors and pens or coloured pencils
  • Envelope

 

Here's how:

  1. Take an A5-size piece of black card and score and fold in half to form a basic A6 card blank.
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  3. To make the snow drift for the base of the card, take an A5-size piece of thin white card or paper and tear across one of the short edges to give a rough strip of paper about 3 to 3.5cm high. Stick this torn white piece along the base of the front of the card, aligning the straight edge and remaining corners with the bottom of the card. Make sure no black card shows at the very bottom.
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  5. Tear another piece of white card or paper from the opposite edge, not so deep this time (about 2.5 to 3cm) but keeping the same width, ie approx. 15cm, along the straight edge. Stick this on top of the first piece, again aligning the straight edge with the base of the card.
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  7. Repeat for a third time, starting with a fresh straight edge and tear another slightly shorter (but same 15cm width) piece of white card or paper to go on top of the other two.
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  9. Add a snowman motif over to one side.
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  11. Stick some small silver stars onto the night sky.
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  13. Add some silver glitter glue to the snow drift to see the fresh snow glistening under the stars.
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  15. Cut a white paper insert approximately 13.5cm x 20cm, fold in half and attach to the inside of your card. Add your Christmas message.
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  17. Decorate the envelope if you wish to complete this snowmen crafts for kids cardmaking project.


Helen's Top Tip:

If you don't have any silver stars, draw your own with silver glitter glue.

 

 

 

 

Snowman Trio Card

Ready for another Snowmen Crafts for Kids cardmaking project?

Then try my Tall Slim Snowman Trio Card:


You will need:

  • Thin card and paper in white and dark blue
  • Small snowman motifs - eg stickers, foam, paper or foiled shapes or use a rubber stamp to stamp and cut out your own shapes
  • 3D adhesive foam pads
  • PVA glue or double-sided adhesive tape
  • Pencil, ruler, scissors and pens or coloured pencils
  • Envelope

 

Just follow these simple step-by-step instructions to make this Snowmen Crafts for Kids cardmaking project:

  1. Cut a piece of white card approximately 15cm x 21cm (A5 size) and score and fold in half to form a tall, slim card 7.5cm wide x 21cm tall.
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  3. Cut three 3.5cm squares of dark blue card. I have used some scraps of holographic card for extra effect.
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  5. Stick a snowman motif flat onto two of the blue squares and then stick these squares flat onto the card leaving a gap of approximately 3.5cm between them, as seen in the picture.
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  7. Use 3D foam pads to stick the third snowman onto the third square, turning the square through 45 degrees (see the centre snowman motif in the picture), then stick this square in the centre of the first two using 3D foam pads to raise it up off the card slightly.
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  9. Take a rectangular piece of white card approximately 5.5cm x 1.5cm and write on your Christmas greeting.
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  11. Use glue or double-sided adhesive tape to mount the greeting onto a slightly larger rectangle of dark blue card and then stick this onto the front of your card, about 2cm up from the bottom.
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  13. Cut a white paper insert approximately 14cm x 20cm, fold in half and attach to the inside of your card with glue or double-sided tape.
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  15. Add your own special message inside and any other decorations as required.
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  17. Don't forget to decorate the envelope as well to make your snowman card extra-special.

 

 

 

I hope you've enjoyed making these snowmen crafts for kids and will now go on to create some more variations of your own.

I'll try to add some more snowmen crafts for kids ideas soon!

 

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