Looking for a winter craft idea? Make this toilet paper roll snowman craft with supplies you have on hand! These are adorable and easy for kids to make.
I’ll be honest… winter is not my favorite season. Once Christmas is over, we are just left with cold, dreary weather and lots of colds and viruses. It can be easy to just slog through January and February! But one thing I’ve discovered is that it’s fun to add in some seasonal crafts and activities and really make the most of winter instead of just enduring it.
I’m also a cold-natured person, so another key to enjoying winter has been keeping hot drinks around and buying warm enough clothes – like a hat, so that I can still be outside. (We live in Texas… so winter gear is not necessarily needed!)
Anyway, on to the craft! Let’s make a toilet paper roll snowman!
At first, we made them without arms. I’ll show you that option at the bottom of the post. But I do love their spindly stick arms! We just collected sticks in the yard and it worked out well.
- Toilet paper rolls – or paper towels rolls cut to the right length.
- Buttons for eyes
- Black paint
- White paint
- Black construction paper
- Orange craft foam or construction paper
- Hot glue
- A black Sharpie or paint marker
- A nail for making holes for the arms
It would be easy to substitute construction paper for the felt scarves, if desired.
First, paint your toilet paper rolls white.
Once they are dry, glue on some buttons for eyes and a nose. Make your nose with either orange craft foam (pictured) or orange construction paper. You can even paint a little cardboard nose orange and use that!
Draw on the mouth with a Sharpie or paint marker.
Cut out a strip of felt and glue it on to make the scarf. Make some fringe by cutting slits in the ends of the scarf.
The hat is a circle cut from corrugated cardboard and then painted black. Then the top of the hat is just a strip of black construction paper bent into a circle! We used hot glue to attach the circle to the hat, and then the hat to the snowman.
Once your snowman is assembled, you can add arms. Use a nail to poke holes for the arms.
Then, slide the arms into the holes. You can use a little hot glue to secure the arms, but we didn’t need to for our snowmen. The stick arms stayed in the holes just fine! (If kids are wanting to play with the snowmen, you may need to glue the arms!)
Make several snowmen! It would be fun to make these with a class because kids can create different faces and choose different colors for the scarf.
As I mentioned earlier, I originally made the snowmen without arms. For young kids, that may be the way to go! Here’s how they look without arms.
I think they are cuter with the arms… but this is simpler and still cute!
Need more Winter Craft Ideas? Here are some of our favorites!
These Pine Cone Snowy Owls are just adorable! The process is also great for fine motor skills with little fingers.
Grab some smooth stones and make these Snowman Painted Rocks. It’s fun to mix and match the bodies and heads.
Have fun crafting!
Tracy Velishek Jan 11, 2022
I LOVE your projects. I do them with my grandkids and they love them too. Thank you for all your ideas and for sharing them with us. Many thanks to your kids too.
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