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.
Then hide behind your snow fort and have a snow ball fight!
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 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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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!)
He’s just so cute that I had to print one and color him myself! Here’s my version:
How do you feel about snowmen? I love them!! Especially the crafty kind that you can make in your house and they never melt! 😉 We had some cold days recently that felt like winter and we even had a light dusting of snow, so I got to thinking about snowmen and decided to make some. (Now it’s warmed back up and the temperature has been in the 60’s.) This is an easy craft for kids and takes just some “normal” kind of things you might have around your house. Let’s take a look at my snowmen…
I thought they turned out to be pretty cute! Some things that you’ll need to make these snowmen are empty toilet paper rolls, white paint, paint brush, pipe cleaners, small pom poms, ribbon or yarn or felt, maybe a button or two, wiggly eyes, orange and black markers and either a bottle of glue or a glue gun. (I used the glue gun.)
The first step is to paint the empty toilet paper rolls with white paint. Let them dry however long your type of paint requires.
Glue on 2 wiggly eyes. It doesn’t really matter what size the wiggly eyes are. I used 3 different sizes for my snowmen.
Cut a pipe cleaner in half…or even smaller…to use for the top part of the snowman’s ear muffs. Glue the 2 ends to opposite sides of the toilet paper roll. Place the ends on either side of the eyes in a place where the snowman’s ears might be if he had some. 😉
Next glue a pom pom over each end of the pipe cleaner to finish making the ear muffs.
Use the orange marker to draw a triangle below the wiggly eyes to be the snowman’s carrot nose. Use the black marker to draw on a mouth and eyebrows. (I drew the eyebrows on after I took the next picture. Oops!)
For the snowman’s scarf you can use pieces of yarn or ribbon or felt or fabric…you get the idea. 😉 For this snowman, I put 3 pieces of yarn together. Glue the scarf in one spot on the back of the snowman. Then wrap each side around to the front and cross one side over the other and glue in place.
I glued a little star button on top of where the 2 sides cross in the front. You can add 3 black dots for the stones or buttons on the snowman’s tummy, if you like.
And there you are! Great job! You’ve made a snowman! 🙂
For my second snowman, I followed the same steps, but for his/her scarf I took 3 pieces of yarn and braided them together. I tucked one end around the other in front, like you do when you are beginning to tie your shoes. Then I glued it in place.
For my third snowman, I again followed the same steps, except this time I made his/her scarf out of a piece of ribbon. And I glued on a matching button.
You can make your snowman look however you like. He/she might look different because you have different materials to use than what I had. You can shape his/her mouth in different ways to make him/her look happy or sad or silly. I’m sure he or she will look great! The important thing is to have fun making your snowmen! 🙂
Are you searching for some healthier alternatives for the kids’ stockings this year? Trying to get away from giving them a ton of sugary candy? Me too! I want to share a fun idea that will have your kiddos grinning while also cutting down on the sugar! While kids would also enjoy making these treats, I used a low temp glue gun to make them, so you’ll want to be careful about using that around the littles. What are we making? Reindeer and snowmen, of course! 🙂 For this project you’ll need individual applesauce cups (or a fruit cup should work fine too.), 2 sizes of colored pom poms, pipe cleaners (chenille stems), wiggly eyes and a low temp glue gun.
Let’s start with the reindeer. Turn the applesauce cup upside down. Find a clear spot on the side that doesn’t have the expiration date stamped on it. Glue 2 eyes onto the side a little more than half way up.
Next add a dark brown pom pom for the nose.
Now take a dark brown pipe cleaner and cut it into fourths. Hold one piece while wrapping a second piece around it a couple of times…then bend them to look like the picture below. Yep, you guessed it – antlers! 🙂 Make 2 for each reindeer.
Glue each antler on the opposite side of where you put the eyes and nose. After the glue has set up a bit, bend the antlers out toward the side just a little. And there he is – your first reindeer!
Can you guess who this is?
Rudolph, of course! “We can’t forget Rudolph, he’s our leader, you know!” While I didn’t have enough applesauce cups to make ALL the reindeer, here are 6 of them!
Onto the snowman! Start again like we did for the reindeer by gluing on 2 eyes, but this time use an orange pom pom for his carrot nose. I used a little piece of a pipe cleaner and glued it on for a smile. I used slightly bigger eyes for the snowman than what I used on the reindeer but the same size is fine.
Our snowmen are going to wear ear muffs so we’ll do those next. I cut a pipe cleaner into thirds for the part that goes across the top of the snowman’s head. Lay it across the top and bend the ends of the pipe cleaner down to fit the cup.
Take the piece off and trim each bent end just a little bit if needed so it doesn’t go too far down on the sides of the cup.
Put glue on only the little bent ends and stick it back on the snowman. Add 2 pom poms on the sides at the ends of the pipe cleaner to finish the ear muffs. These pom poms should be a little bigger than the one we used for his nose.
And now your snowman is finished! I used different colors of pom poms and pipe cleaners for my other snowmen and I made their mouths a bit different.
There you go! A quick, easy and healthy stocking stuffer that your kids will enjoy receiving and eating! 🙂
Paper snowflakes are the foundation for our snowman craft for today. You’ll need a piece of colored paper for the background and some white paper for the snowman. I chose blue construction paper for my background.
You’ll need 3 squares cut from the white paper. I made mine slightly different sizes since a snowman’s body is usually bigger than his head. I used a 4″ square for the bottom part of the snowman, a 3 1/2″ square for his middle and a 3″ square for his head. Using only the 2 larger squares, make them into snowflakes. ( https://thekidsniche.com/2019/12/12/do-you-want-to-make-snowflakes/) Cut the smallest square into a circle for the snowman’s head.
Glue the bigger of the 2 snowflakes to the bottom center of your background paper.
Next, glue the second snowflake on for the snowman’s belly.
Now draw your snowman a face on the white circle.
Glue the snowman’s head above the 2 snowflakes on the background paper.
Decorate your snowman in the way you want him to look. I cut a little square and a skinny little rectangle from black construction paper to make my snowman a black hat.
I drew 2 arms with a marker and made them look like sticks for my snowman’s arms.
To finish off my snowman, I used 2 pieces of red ribbon to make a scarf.
All done! Isn’t he a handsome fellow? I hope you had fun making a snowman with paper snowflakes! 🙂