What’s your favorite holiday? I have a hard time just picking one! But I absolutely love to decorate for Christmas. These toilet paper snowmen will be the perfect addition to your decor.
Hello, I’m Amy from amylanham.com and I love projects where I can recycle and then something that is normally trash into a special treasure. These toilet paper snowmen do exactly that.
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I also love to do crafts with my kids. Crafts are almost like a love language to me. I love to make crafts as gifts and also to share my love of crafts with those I love.
Anytime I can get my kids involved in crafts and DIY, I will. Of course it takes much longer and you have to be willing to live with small mistakes. But it’s totally worth it to me!
Allowing my kids to craft along side me, gives them confidence and also gives us something to do that I also enjoy. They love when we get to craft together.
How To Make Toilet Paper Snowmen
This is such an easy, low stakes project to get the kids involved with. The snowmen don’t have to be perfect. Actually, I think it’s better when they’re a little unique.
It’s also easy to do some of the prep yourself. If you have younger kids, you might just let them decorate the snowmen with accessories you’ve already made. If they’re older, they can easily do all the steps themselves.
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:
Tips for Making a Toilet Paper Snowman
Gather Your Supplies
The supplies for this craft are pretty simple. I used things that I had on hand, and if there’s something you’re missing, I’m sure it could be swapped out for something you already have.
I started by painting all of the toilet paper rolls white for the snowmen. My kids helped paint one, but it was pretty messy painting, so I painted the rest and let them dry while I gathered all the supplies.
Pre-make Accessories for Younger Kids
I wanted them to be all decked out for the snow, so I made little hats and ear muffs for them as well. The hats were harder for my 4 and 6 year old to make on their own, but they could do the ear muffs.
For younger kids, I suggest pre-making all the accessories and have them laying out ready to go. This will allow them to pick and choose how to accessorize their snowman without having to do any of the tedious work.
I set out all of the accessories and let the kids choose how they wanted to decorate. Which size eyes they wanted, which color hats and scarves. I let them draw on their own mouths and pick the buttons as well.
I operated the hot glue gun and the kids carefully glued down their accessories. It was so fun. We had a great time making this craft and they all turned out so cute!
I love how unique each one turned out. I can’t wait to display them for Christmas this year!
How To Make the Hats
Loop the yarn around the toilet paper, sticking the yarn through the loop made and then pulling through.
I did this over and over until the toilet paper roll was full.
Then I stuck all the yarn back up into the hat and out the other side.
I gathered all the yarn with a separate string and knotted it.
Then cut it into a little pom-pom on top.
The hats came out so cute! I think they’re my favorite, but it’s so hard to choose because the ear muffs are pretty cute too.
How To Make the Ear Muffs
How To Make a Top Hat
I also had to make a top hat. Can you think about a snowman without thinking about a top hat? I feel like carrot noses and top hats are just synonymous with snowmen.
The top hat was fairly easy to make. I cut a piece of toilet paper roll so that I could lay it flat and made sure it was straight. Then I cut out two circles. One bigger than my snowman, for the brim, and one about the same size, for the top of the hat.
Then just glue it all together.
Glue the toilet paper roll piece to the smaller circle to make the top of the hat, then glue the top to the bigger circle, and paint it black of course.
What if my kids are too young for a hot glue gun?
I operated the hot glue gun and let them place the accessories. But obviously use your own judgement as you know what your kids are most capable of.
Toilet Paper Snowman
- 1 Pair of scissors
- 1 Glue Gun
- 5 Toilet Paper Rolls
- 8 Googley Eyes
- 6 Pipe Cleaner
- Pom Poms, buttons, or gems
- White Paint
- Black Paint
- Paint 4 of the toilet paper rolls white. Allow to Dry.
- Premake ear muffs by cutting pipe cleaner to a little larger than the toilet paper roll opening and gluing the ends onto two pom poms.Premake Hats by cutting down a toilet paper roll and looping strands of yarn around the edge until full. Stuff yarn through the opening, secure with another strand of yarn, and cut top into pom pom shape.
- Using hot glue, carefully add eyes, nose to the toilet paper roll. Use pom poms, buttons, or gems for the body of the snowman.
- Paint on a mouth using black paint.
- Glue the hat or ear muffs to the top of the snowmans head.
- Wrap the pipe cleaner around the snowman between the mouth and body to create a scarf.
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