Making a Melting Snowman

Today is the last day of February! Who is ready for Spring?! 🙂 To celebrate that winter will (hopefully) be leaving us soon, we made a melting snowman!

You will need some shaving cream (I used Barbasol), some Elmer’s glue, 2 big wiggly eyes, a piece of cardstock (a darker color shows up the best), some brown or black pipe cleaners, 3 small black pom poms or buttons and some colored paper. (You can make the snowman parts all out of colored paper if you’d like to.) You will need a bowl and spoon for mixing and a disposable bowl and spoon works best for easy cleanup.

Mix 1/2 Cup of shaving cream and 1/8 Cup of Elmer’s glue in the disposable bowl.

I suggest you wash your measuring cups right away to prevent the glue from drying in them. After you’ve mixed the shaving cream and glue together, spoon it out onto your piece of cardstock.

Spread the mixture using the back of the spoon until you have the shape you want for your melted snowman.

I cut 2 brown pipe cleaners in half and wrapped one half-piece around another to make some stick arms for the snowman. You can also cut some arms out of paper instead.

Stick the arms onto the melted snowman. I started out with my arms too high and I moved them down a little farther.

Add 2 wiggly eyes, some black pom poms or buttons and an orange carrot nose and a black hat cut from paper.

I cut a thin squiggly line from black paper for the snowman’s mouth.

Allow your snowman to dry for a couple of hours. It will still be puffy and soft to the touch but not sticky. And there you are! The last of the snowmen have melted on this last day of February! (Keeping my fingers crossed that we are done with snow, but we might not get that lucky!) 🙂

Making Snowmen From Craft Sticks

Today we are thinking of all those that are getting hit by the historic Winter Storm Olive! Yikes! In support of you, we are making some friendly snowmen using craft sticks. (Or some might call them popsicle sticks.) We used the wider sticks for our snowmen. Here’s a sneak peek! 😉

You will need 1 wide craft stick for each snowman plus glue, markers, small wiggly eyes, confetti type decorations (or just draw “buttons” on with markers), white paint, paintbrush, small pieces of pipe cleaners and a bit of black paper. (Or white paper that you color black.)

Begin by painting your craft sticks white and allowing them time to dry.

Once the paint is dry, glue 2 small wiggly eyes on each stick.

Using the markers, draw a carrot nose and a mouth on each snowman. If you add a few tiny lines to each orange carrot nose, the nose will look more realistic. 😉

Now wrap a piece of a pipe cleaner around the stick to be the snowman’s scarf. Twist the ends together once.

Glue on 3 small decorations for the snowman’s buttons or use your markers to draw some buttons.

If you would like your snowman to have a hat, color the top part of the stick with a black marker.

To finish making the hat, cut a very small strip of black paper and glue it on at the bottom of the black area you just colored in.

And that’s it! Your snowmen are finished! If you would like to hang up your snowmen, you can glue a magnet or a loop of string to the back of each one.

I hope everyone enjoys making their snowmen and that each and every one of you stays safe and warm! Hang on! Spring will be here soon! 🙂

Making Colorful Snowmen Inside the House

Building a snowman outside with the kids can be such a fun time, but it has it’s drawbacks, right? Like getting all the kids dressed for going out into the cold weather. Finding coats, snow pants, boots, mittens and hats and getting all the items on all the kids at the same time can be a challenge! And just as you are ready to head out the door, you’ll probably hear a bundled up kiddo say, “I have to go to the bathroom!” Or you will be outside for a total of 2 minutes before someone starts crying because snow got on them or they are too cold! Haha! Yep, been there, done that! 😉

So today, let’s build some snowman inside our nice, warm houses! 🙂 And why stick with just white snowmen? Nope, let’s add some color to our lives! We’re making colorful snowmen! All you need is a few colors of Play-Doh. You can, of course, make your own dough, but I dug out the leftover cans we have stashed away for the grandkids.

Pick a color for the snowman’s body and work the dough in your hands to soften it up. My first snowman is blue. Then make 3 balls for your snowman…1 small for the head, 1 medium for the middle and 1 larger for the bottom of the body.

Stack the balls on top of each other to build your snowman. If you have trouble getting the balls to sit one on top of the other, stick a toothpick in the center to hold them in place.

Make a little carrot for the snowman’s nose. It doesn’t need to be orange, but since we had some orange Play-Doh, I decided to stick with an orange nose.

Pick another color and make 2 teeny tiny balls for the snowman’s eyes.

Make a long skinny piece for a mouth.

I made a long flat piece of Play-Doh for a scarf. One handy way to roll the dough flat is to use the side of the can like you would use a rolling pin.

I wrapped the scarf around the snowman’s “neck”. He’s quite handsome, don’t you think? 😉

For my second snowman, I chose to use purple for his body.

I added an orange nose, green eyes and green buttons.

I gave this snowman a couple of arms.

Wow, I think that’s the first time I’ve made a blue and a purple snowman! They are kind of wild looking, aren’t they? 😉 That’s what makes them fun! You can feel free to make your snowman look any way you want! There’s no wrong color for a colorful snowman! 🙂

You can have fun making a snowman without needing your coat or mittens! Haha! Have fun!

Snowman Cupcakes

Are you looking for an adorable dessert for Christmas? Do your kids need to take a Christmas treat to school? Here’s a cute snowman that doesn’t take long to make! I found this little packet of candy snowman noses and black balls for eyes and a mouth at our local Walmart store. (Yes, it says for cookie ball decorating, but they work great for snowman cupcakes too!)

Whip up your favorite cake batter, flavor of your choice. I went with homemade chocolate.

Pour the batter into a cupcake pan lined with cupcake papers.

Bake, cool and frost with your favorite white frosting. Add the special candies from the packet and presto! You have snowman cupcakes ready to go!

Aren’t they cute? Plus quick and easy!

The hardest part will be keeping your family from eating them too soon! 😉

Snow Day Fun!

Many places across the U.S. now have a fresh blanket of snow. Some of us will think that is great and some will not be quite as thrilled. But most kids LOVE snow! Lots of kids keep their fingers and toes crossed in hopes that the snow will be deep enough that school is canceled for the day! So if you live in a place that is “lucky” enough to have a lot of snow, just what can you do on a snow day? Let the fun begin!!

Probably one of the favorite things to do is to build a snowman! Big or small, we love them all!

Another favorite has to be sledding down a snow covered hill!

Some “people” just love running around in the snow! Can you guess who this is?

Yep! It’s our dog! 🙂 He LOVES the snow!

Do you see any animal tracks in the snow around your house? We often have these visitors to our yard.

What else is fun to do in the snow? How about making snow angels? Lay flat on your back in the snow and move your arms and legs in wide arcs in the snow and you will make a snow angel.

Build a snow fort or a snow wall.

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Then hide behind your snow fort and have a snow ball fight!

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If you can find some very clean snow, you can even make snow ice cream! Yum!

When you are all done playing in the snow, you can head back inside your nice warm house, put on some dry clothes and enjoy a warm drink snuggled under a blanket! 🙂 Have fun!

Making Snowmen From String Cheese Sticks

Making snowmen from mozzarella string cheese sticks is a fun activity to do with your kids. Or you can make them yourself and sneak one into your kid’s school lunchbox for some giggles at lunchtime. Aren’t’ they adorable?! 🙂

All you need are some string cheese sticks and some permanent markers.

I tried using regular Crayola Supertips markers, but the color didn’t show up very well and the snowman rubbed off even after allowing time for the marker to dry.

Using some permanent markers, all you do is draw a snowman on the side of the string cheese that has less words printed on it. If your kids are working on this project, I suggest putting some newspaper or paper towels under their work. You can design your snowman in any way you like. Add a hat, eyes, nose, mouth, bow tie or scarf and some buttons on his tummy.

You can make different kinds of eyes, noses or mouths to change the look of your snowmen.

Or give him curly blue hair. Or make a snow lady. 🙂

Maybe your snow person is feeling rather sleepy. 😉

These snowmen would also be a fun snack to share at school if you are providing a snack for your child’s class.

I hope you’ll try making these adorable string cheese snowmen! 🙂

Candy Bar Snowman Craft

Hello again! Hope this finds you all doing well and having fun preparing for Christmas! Here’s a cute craft to add to your holiday fun! I’ll show you a basic way to make it, but then the sky is the limit on how you decide to decorate your candy bar snowman. 🙂 You’ll need a candy bar, some white paper, tape, scissors and some markers for a basic snowman. I’ll be showing you how to use some foil also, but it’s up to you if you use it or not.

We’ll start by taping down the extra wrapper on the 2 ends of the candy bar.

As I mentioned already, I wrapped foil around the candy bar to make it look fancier, but if you don’t want to use foil on yours, you can skip ahead to the step using the white paper. To use the foil, tear off a piece a little bigger than the candy bar. This piece is bigger than I needed and I cut in down to a smaller size. You need enough foil to completely cover the candy bar.

Wrap the first side up and hold in place with a piece of tape.

Then wrap the second side up so it crosses over the first edge. I used double-sided tape to secure this side of foil.

Neatly fold the foil in on both ends of the candy bar.

The size of the candy bar you are using will determine what size you cut the white paper into. If you used foil, you will want to cut the white paper so that the foil shows a little on both ends of the candy bar after you wrap the white paper around it. If you didn’t use the foil, you can make the white paper go all the way to both ends of the candy bar.

Also cut the length of the paper so it will wrap around the candy bar and cross over a little on the back side.

Wrap the paper around the candy bar, but don’t tape/glue it in place just yet. Run your fingers down the sides of the candy bar so you leave creases in the paper. Then remove the paper from the candy bar. It’s time to start drawing our snowman. 🙂

You need to draw your snowman in between the middle creases on your paper. This will be the front of the snowman. I added eyes, a nose, a mouth and buttons using markers. I suggest doing all of your drawing before putting the paper around the candy bar.

Wrap the paper around the candy bar and tape it together on the back.

You can draw on a hat and scarf or use bits of colored paper to make them.

Your candy bar snowman can be finished now and shared with that someone special! 🙂 Or here are a few more suggestions you might want to try. You can use a pair of the small stretchy gloves for a hat. And tie or glue on some ribbon for a scarf.

You can use wiggly eyes instead of just drawing eyes or use tiny pom poms. Maybe you’d like to add sequins, snowflakes or real buttons to your snowman. A piece of fleece can be made into a hat or scarf. Let your imagination go wild or just use things that you have on hand. There’s no right or wrong way to make your snowman. 🙂 And each one you make can be different.

I hope you can take this basic candy bar snowman idea and turn it into some special snowmen all your own! Have fun! 🙂

Qtip Dot Snowman

Who is getting tired of snow? We live in Ohio and we still have a LOT of snow. (Just ask our dog, Rusty, because he finds it hard to go potty when the snow is up to his belly!) It’s starting to melt here and I am looking forward to seeing grass again! Today is also windy so being outside is COLD! But we can have fun making a snowman inside today. 🙂

You’ll only need a few supplies…I used half a piece of blue construction paper, 3 Qtips (also called cotton swabs), a small amount of paint (white, black and red) and a small disposable plate.

You’ll probably want to lay some old newspaper down on the table to protect it from any run away paint drops. 😉 Lay your piece of construction paper on the newspaper and the small disposable plate. Have the Qtips within reach.

Put a very small amount of white paint onto the plate. I actually put more out then I needed.

Using the end of one Qtip, dip it into the paint and start making dots on the construction paper in the shape of a snowman. I suggest starting at the top with the snowman’s head to avoid laying a hand or arm on the freshly painted dots.

Make a second snowball for the snowman’s belly.

And then a 3rd snowball for the bottom of the snowman.

Now put a very small amount of black paint on the plate. And get a fresh Qtip.

Add dots to make a face…a few dots on his belly for buttons…add black dots for his stick arms…and more dots for his hat.

Now it’s time for a very small amount of red paint to be put on the plate. And grab a third fresh Qtip.

Add some red dots around the snowman’s “neck” to make a scarf.

And you’re finished! Great job! I hope you had fun making a snowman while you stayed inside where it’s warm! 🙂

Crayola Happy Little Snowman Coloring Page

Are the kids home from school because of Covid and your nerves are wearing a little thin? Or maybe you are homeschooling and you’re looking for a craft for today? Here is an adorable little snowman coloring page from Crayola that might save the day! (And your nerves!)

Happy Little Snowman

He’s just so cute that I had to print one and color him myself! Here’s my version:

You can find him at:

Have fun! (I am not a Crayola affiliate…yet. Just sharing a cute snowman for your benefit.) 🙂