Make a Snowman without Snow

[ 2 ] January 9, 2008 |



The traditional way to make a snowman is to head outdoors, roll a few snowballs, stack them up and adorn. If, however, you do not live in a snowy climate or there is no white stuff on the ground at present, here is an alternative snowman project for you and your kids.

Collage Snowman
Read Snowballs by Lois Ehlert for additional inspiration.

– old magazines, wrapping paper, or tissue paper
– odds ‘n ends like buttons, beads, beans, toothpicks, scraps of fabric, felt
– scissors
– glue sticks, Elmer’s Glue or Mod Podge
– construction paper or cardstock paper

– For young kids, it is helpful to precut 3 different size circles out of white paper. (Glasses, bowls and pot covers are great for tracing circles.)
– Older kids can trace and/or cut their own white circles out of paper or old magazines.
– Glue 3 circles to form the snowman body on blue colored paper or cardstock.
– Cut more shapes from magazines or add odds ‘n ends with glue to make eyes, nose, mouth, hat, scarf, and arms.
– Make one snowman or a whole snow family. Great for cards, to make a book, or to frame.

Category: crafts, holidays, seasonal

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Michelle Riggen Ransom Michelle says:

    So cute! We’re doing this project this week!

  2. Ginger says:

    Too cute! will definitely be building these snowmen soon! And forwarding to teachers and friends! Thanks!

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