Christmas is a wonderful time to do crafts with the family. Snowmen crafts are easy to make and you don’t need many materials to make them. Here are some great ideas for Christmas crafts with a snowman theme.
We will start with an edible snowman craft that is mostly biodegradable. You may use three different sizes of fruits or vegetables that are round and hard, say a small pumpkin for the bottom, a melon for the middle, and an apple for the top. If you use a pumpkin, you will need to slice off the stem.
Get your largest ball on the bottom and begin by poking a toothpick into the pumpkin. Follow that by putting a marshmallow on the toothpick. Get the marshmallow as close to the skin of the pumpkin as possible without letting the toothpick show through. Put as many marshmallows on the pumpkin as you can and still leave room for the melon.
Place the melon the pumpkin for the torso. Secure it with toothpicks sticking vertically out of the pumpkin and into the melon so it doesn’t roll off. Now start sticking marshmallows in the melon. Leave space for the two arms. Get two small sticks from your yard for the arms. Try inserting them directly into the melon or if that doesn’t work use a glue stick to hold it on until toothpicks can be inserted all around it to secure it in place. The arms don’t have to be long.
Now for the head and the apple, mark one marshmallow with two eyes either with a marker or sticker dots for the eyes. Do the same for the mouth. The nose can be two toothpicks glued end to end and painted orange. And you have a biodegradable snowman worth of even a centerpiece at your table.
The next snowman utilizes cotton balls and plastic balls. Get three different sizes of plastic balls and glue dots. Place the glue dots all over the balls and then use cotton balls on them for a three-dimensional snowman. The bigger the balls, the better since it will look more detailed. Add a small hat and draw in the eyes, nose, and mouth with colored paints.
Our last snowman craft consists of paper mache and balloons. Get three different sizes of balloons and cover them with paper mache. Dip strips of newspaper in glue and water mixture or a flour water mixture of one part flour to one part water. Cover all of the balloons in the paper strips and let dry completely.
Pop the balloons and you have a paper mache base for each part of the snowman. You can paint each ball as you like and add touches like googly eyes and a top hat, or you can just leave the newspaper the way it is and just add eyes, nose, and a mouth for your creative snowman. Paint them in festive red and green or give them a scarf to wear in Christmas colors.