- Hot glue and glue gun
- White spray paint or white hot glue sticks.
- Empty toilet paper roll.
- Puffy paint, acrylic paint or markers
- Buttons (I spray painted mine black)
- Sticks for the arms
- Parchment paper or non-stick surface.
- Wood bead for head
- Optional: small clamps/clips
- Optional: container to place snowman in
- Trace outline of container onto parchment paper.
2. Apply hot glue inside outline on parchment paper. Place wood bead for the head while hot glue is still warm. If hot glue does not dry smooth, you can remelt it a little with a heat gun.
3. Once hot glue has fully cooled and dried, spray paint it white. Then peel the hot glue off the parchment paper once the paint is dry.
4. Use a marker, puffy paint, or paint to make a face and nose for your snowman.
5. Use hot glue to glue stick arms, ribbon scarf, and buttons onto your snowman. You can make the scarf look more realistic by making bends in the ribbon as you glue it down. Glue down on base if desired.
If you would like to create the hat for your snowman, then follow these steps:
- Cut a thin piece off the bottom of an empty toilet paper roll.
- Since our snowman is small you will also need to cut a chunk out of the toilet paper roll to make it smaller. Once my cardboard circle was small enough to fit around my snowman’s head, I used Elmer’s glue to glue it back into a circle. I used small clamps to hold the cardboard in place as the glue dried.
- Cut strips of yarn longer than you want your hat to be. I used the left-over toilet paper roll to wrap my yarn around it, then cut one end of the yarn, to create my strips. You can use more than one color of yarn if you wish.
- Fold one strip of yarn in half and push the ends through the loop side around the paper roll. Pull to make it tight around the toilet paper roll. Now repeat this until the entire toilet paper roll slide is covered.
- Push all the loose ends of yarn back through the toilet paper roll. This creates a cleaner edge.
- Get a piece of yarn and tie it around all the loose ends of yarn attached to your toilet paper roll. Make sure to do a double knot so it does not get loose.
- You can fill the inside of the hat with some cotton if needed to help keep its shape. I did not do this step since my hat was small.
- Lastly trim off any long pieces of yarn from the top part of your hat (above the knot).
This is a fun and cute craft. You may have all the supplies already. It is perfect for this time of year as we get snow and then watch it melt away. This will be a fun craft to make with others and to see all the different personalities and styles come out. I would love to see how yours turns out! Just post a picture on any of the social media handles or send me an email.