No-sew sock snowman
Courtesy ilija damjanovicGive your kids a hand filling a plain white sock with rice, then let them decorate this jolly snowman. Using a colored sock for a hat will keep him looking cozy. Get the full instructions from Easy Peasy and Fun.
Paper bag puppets
Courtesy iheartcraftythings.comDeck out plain white paper bags with earmuffs and scarves to make these fun playtime puppets. Your kids will have a blast acting out Frosty or their other favorite snowman stories, or making up their own winter tales. Find the full instructions from I Heart Crafty Things.
Courtesy ilija damjanovicUse these little snowmen clips for a seasonal way to hang up notes to your family during the winter. Pom-pom noses are much easier to handle than a tiny carrot on the thin wooden canvas. Head over to Easy Peasy and Fun to learn how to make them. (Here are more smart uses for clothespins.)
Paper plate snowman
Courtesy iheartcraftythings.comDinner and snack plates come together to create this adorable snowman. Round colored stickers make creating perfectly round buttons and smiles a breeze. Find out more from I Heart Crafty Things.
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Plastic bottle stamps
Courtesy iheartcraftythings.comOld plastic water and soda bottle caps turn into handy stamps for creating perfectly round snowman forms. Your children will love creating a wintery scene with snowmen caroling or throwing snowballs to give the craft extra character. Head over to I Heart Crafty Things to find out how to make them.
Courtesy jaime from frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtails.comHelp your kids mix the ingredients to create non-toxic snowy slime. A sprinkle of silver glitter gives it the same shine as freshly fallen powder. Let your kids decorate the tops of the containers with a snowman face to pull it together. Visit Coffee Cups and Crayons for the instructions.
Courtesy ilija damjanovicLacy paper doilies give Frosty a fancy twist. Even toddlers can help glue the pieces to a sheet of bright construction paper. Learn more from Easy Peasy and Fun.
Cotton ball snowmen
Courtesy alittlepinchofperfect.comCotton balls give lifelike texture that imitates fresh, powdery snow. Print out a snowman outline for your kids, or let them create the shape on their own. Head over to A Little Pinch of Perfect for the instructions. (Don't miss these other life-changing uses for cotton balls.)
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3-D paper snowmen
Courtesy ilija damjanovicMake your snowmen really come to life with these 3D rolls. Add a weight to the bottom to make each creation stand up straight, or loop a piece of string through the top roll and hang your snowmen up. Visit Easy Peasy and Fun to get the directions.
Foam cup snowmen
Courtesy amanda formaro of craftsbyamanda.comTake a break from hot cocoa by using those disposable foam cups to make some snowman friends. Color-coordinate the earmuffs and scarves, or let your kids mix and match colors for some creative combinations. Head over to Crafts by Amanda to find out how to make them.
Bottle cap snowmen
Courtesy oneartsymama.comYour kids will love the excuse to break into some root beer bottles to make these fun ornaments. Painting the caps a solid white takes a few coats, so this DIY craft is best for older kids who have a bit of patience. Get the full directions from One Artsy Mama. Next, check out some more of our favorite DIY Christmas decorations.