This popsicle stick snowman craft is a cute and fun DIY kids winter craft that can also be used for the holidays.
Popsicle stick crafts are perfect for children of all ages. Even the youngsters can get involved with creating this cute popsicle stick snowman craft!
When the kids were in preschool and still young, we would always set a day aside to create crafts and make Christmas treats. The kids also loved working on printable holiday activities and games after we made our treats and crafts.
Our favorite Christmas treats:
I also put together some of the cutest Christmas themed treats for kids!
This soon became a yearly tradition and as they got older, our crafts become more advanced.
Many of these items can be found at the Dollar Tree or you local dollar store for cheap!
- White Paint
- Red Paint
- Pom Poms (we used red, white, and green for the holidays)
- Popsicle Sticks (normal size)
- Popsicle Sticks (small size)
- Orange Felt (for the nose)
- Black Marker (to create the face and brim of the hat)
- Craft Eyes
- Green Glitter Glue (can be substituted with clear glue mixed with green glitter)
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
If you aren't comfortable with using a hot glue gun or you are working with your little one on these, you can use Elmer's glue. Sometimes using regular glue can be tricky and I find that it doesn't hold very well though.
How to Make the Popsicle Stick Snowman Craft
Making this cute popsicle stick snowman craft is actually pretty easy. Since we are using a hot glue gun and paint, adult supervision is recommended if you are having a child make this cute snowman craft.
Evenly line up 7 of the regular-sized popsicle sticks. Using the hot glue gun, glue 2 small popsicle sticks to the back. For reference, it should look similar to below.
To make the brim of the hat, flip over the board we just made and glue a popsicle stick at an angle towards the TOP. It doesn't have to be perfect so if you smudge a little that is fine. This is an upside-down picture simply so you can see more of a closeup.
Paint the bottom area all white. We are going to use this for the face of our snowman. Paint the top and the brim of our hat red for our snowman's hat.
Using the black paint, paint a few lines going across the brim of the hat. Glue the eyes just below the brim.
Cut a triangle out of the orange felt to make the nose and glue it below the eyes. Now we should have the start of our snowman's face.
Placement doesn't have to be perfect. If you are having the kids do it, have them make fun faces to give their popsicle snowman some character.
Use the black marker to draw the snowman's mouth. Glue the pom poms in a straight line underneath the mouth we just created.
At this point, we finished up the brim of the hat using the green glitter glue and just put a line in between the black marker spaces. You can do this in step 4 if you wish to do it all at once though.
If you don't have the green glitter glue, you can use clear Elmer's glue mixed with glitter. You can also use any other kind of glue and sprinkle glitter over the top of it.
Now our cute little popsicle snowman craft is finished!
When the kids would make popsicle snowman crafts like these, we would set them up against the lamp on one of our tables. You can also place them on the mantle or turn them into a tree ornament.
Make It An Ornament
To make the popsicle stick snowman craft an ornament, simply glue some string or a piece of yarn to the back. After it has dried, you can tie the top in a knot and hang it on the tree.
If you don't have any yarn or string, you can also use a paperclip. Simply unbend the paperclip and make it into a hook so you can easily hang it and glue that to the back of the snowman.
We love creating ornaments! These are a few other ornaments and Christmas crafts that we love making:
While you are in the holiday spirit and working on Christmas crafts, you can also print out a Christmas wish list. Kids will love spending family time together crafting and making a list for Santa.
You can also use this little guy as an inspiration for a Christmas writing prompt or a winter writing prompt.