This paper plate snowman is such an easy and fun craft! Let the kids go wild creating their very own snowman.
Hello, I’m Amy and I blog at amylanham.com. Sometimes I just need a craft that will get the kids out of my hair for a little bit, so I can clean the house or write a blog.
Celebrate the cold weather is a fun indoor activity. This craft goes well with our paper polar bear craft too.
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This craft is perfect for that! It’s something that the kids can do mostly all by themselves with little direction from you.
How To Make Paper Plate Snowman
Just gather all the supplies and watch the fun creative snowman your kids make.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Craft Tools Needed:
Use whatever supplies you have on hand, but here are some ideas:
Paper Plate Snowman Tips
Make the Supplies Inviting
Whenever I want my kids to be excited about a craft or task, I try to make the supplies as inviting as possible. I found this chips and dip holder and repurposed it for play.
This type of multi-container is perfect for these types of crafts. I can lay out all the craft supplies in a way that looks appealing and the kids can see all the supplies they have to choose from.
Sometimes, if I just had them a bin of supplies, they get overwhelmed with the options. Instead, I like to give them the supplies that would work best in a situation.
I had felt leftover from a different craft as well and just verbally told them if they wanted to make a scarf that the felt was available to them.
As soon as they saw the supplies they jumped right in and knew exactly what they wanted to do.
Let Them Do Whatever They Want
Some crafts, I care about the outcome. Others are just for fun. I put this craft in the just for fun category.
I love a craft that has no rhyme or reason for creating except to just create. Does a snowman have hair? 15 buttons? Three eyes, or maybe a beard? There’s absolutely no wrong answers with a craft like this and I love seeing their creativity when I give them this freedom.
But for kids to truly have freedom, I need to not worry about mess too. That’s why we got these craft trays. They are seriously a life saver!
The tray helps my kids to truly have freedom, and I love that, especially with a project like this one. I don’t have to look over their shoulder with the glue or supplies and they can feel like they have total autonomy over their work
But sometimes, freedom can be overwhelming. So I work on the craft too. Sometimes I need a craft I can just hand my kids so that I can go do something else. And this craft could definitely work for that.
But other times, it’s really fun to do a craft along side them. So that’s what I did. I could help model what the snowman might have.
Truthfully, I love their snowmen so much more than my more traditional paper plate snowman. But it was fun either way!
Do Touchups Alone
Since I wanted to be able to give my kids full freedom, we didn’t use hot glue for this project. My kids still need lots of supervision with a hot glue gun.
But the pom poms and pipe cleaners didn’t stick well with the other glue. So once they were done, I took a few minutes to secure all the things with hot glue.
I also attached the three plates together with a stapler.
Then they are ready to display! They came out so cute and are a perfect addition after all the Christmas decor comes down to add a little extra cheer to the winter season.
Paper Plate Snowman
- 3 Paper Plates
- 1 Glue Stick
- 1 Liquid Glue
- Googly Eyes
- Pipe Cleaners
- Black Construction Paper Circles
- Pom Poms
- Place all the supplies out for your kids, so that they can see.
- Hand kids one paper plate at a time and tell them what that part of the body is. The head, the body, leave one blank for the bottom, or they can add legs if they want. Let kids decorate to their hearts content!
- Use a stapler to add on pipe cleaner arms if wanted. Once done, use a stapler to attach the head to the body and to the bottom.
- If materials aren't secured well, use a hot glue gun to secure the loose items.
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