5 Paper Snowman Crafts

These snowman craft ideas for kids are not only great for preschool and kindergarten kids but fun for adults as well.

These snowman templates can be used for so many different types of winter and holiday crafts.

I find I make a lot more crafts with the kid during the winter months than in the summer. I figure it’s because of the weather.

When it is colder out and we’re spending more time indoors, it’s more natural I have to find more ways to entertain them without the iPad.


The thing is it never snows here in the bay area. It wasn’t until our last trip skiing where they finally got to build a snowman. If it wasn’t for Olaf from the Frozen, I’m not sure my kids would even know what a snowman is.

In any case, they do now. I had them make a few ornaments early this year. According to my daughter, it’s not a snowman without a carrot nose so all the snowman face designs had to have carrot noses.

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Materials for Wood and paper Snowman Crafts

Wood rounds – I got this unfinished wood rounds set that had varied sizes of wood rounds. This worked out well for the snowmen’s body and face.

Cardstock – If paper is more your material of choice, I recommend a medium-weight cardstock like this one made by Neenah.

Twine – I have this big roll of jute twine.

Glue – I used a hot glue gun for this project

Vinyl – I like this assorted pack which has all the colors I need.

Cricut – I use a cutting machine to do some of the cutting for this project. This of course is optional but it sure makes things go faster. Check out my reviews for Best Cricut machines for beginners if you’re new to the Cricut.

Templates – This set of snowman face SVG images and other snoman craft templates are available for free in my free resource library.

snowman face svg

How to make Wood and Paper Snowman Craft ornaments

This one is really really simple.

I first start out picking 3 wood rounds. While getting the same-sized rounds works, I think it looks better when the head is smaller than the bottom.

All you have to do is apply some glue to the backside of the rounds and attach a loop of the twine with the round aligned in a row.

snowman wood ornament

Then cut out your snowman faces from the vinyl and stick them on the wood rounds.

snowman wood ornament

Paper snowmen are even easier to make and assemble. I highly recommend getting some heavier cardstock so these hold up better but even regular copy paper works in a pinch.

snowman crafts for kids

My favorite is the 3D snowman made with just paper. Print and cut out all the different shapes to make the base. Then just fold the extra rounds in half and glue them to the body of the snowman.

Attach a hanging twine or string in the back if you want to turn this into an ornament.

For a more elaborate project, check out my tutorial for shaker cards and turn your snowman into a shaker snowman.

These base snowman craft templates are also a great addition to add to other projects.

snowman crafts for preschooler

Who doesn’t love hot chocolate?! Gift a little hot chocolate card to your bestie for a cozy get-together this winter. (These hot chocolate cards templates are also available for free in my resource library.)

paper snowman crafts

Add a 3D snowman to a card for a last-minute DIY holiday card that is sure to pop!

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