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Snowman craft for preschool kids

This snowman craft for pre-k kids is a fun way to upcycle an LED tea light into a silly snow-person ornament. This craft has everything fun… Pom poms, googly eyes, and an on-off switch. AND its not too much of a mess to clean up (most of the time). Keep reading to learn how to make it!

These are also one of the 14 adorable Christmas crafts for kids that we’ve made lately, in case you’d like to check those out too.

Supplies for Candle Light Snow People with Cozy Earmuffs

Supplies for a preschool snowman craft project

December is a great time for crafting. Making ornaments for the tree is a fun way to add a personal touch to your festive decorations (and keep the little ones busy!). This simple fun snowman craft for kids is the perfect way to get festive for the holidays! Plus, creating their own snowmen gets kids excited to bring a snowman indoors!

Also, we’re slowly trying to use up the random odds and ends in the kids’ craft room, so we’ve been making lots of paper crafts and hanging decorations for the tree. The goal is to go the whole winter long without a bored toddler!

Here are the supplies you’ll need for this preschool snowman craft project:

  • LED tea lights
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom poms
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Scissors

Gather all your supplies before starting the project. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the materials you select. Children should be fully supervised for the duration of this snowman craft for kids.

Silly Snowman Kids Tree Ornament

Instructions: Snowman craft for preschool kids

The holidays (and winter season in general) are a great time for art projects and making all of the crafty things.

Here are the instructions for making this snowman craft with preschoolers:

  1. Glue googly eyes onto the front of the tea light. Younger children may need assistance with applying the glue. Follow instructions.
  2. Have an adult cut a 2″ long piece of pipe cleaner. This step can be done before starting the project with the children.
  3. Bend the short piece of pipe cleaner in a semi-circle to make the headband.
  4. Glue the crescent-shaped pipe cleaner onto the top of the tea light above the googly eyes.
  5. Glue a pom pom onto each side of the tea light to create the cozy earmuffs for the snow person.
  6. Draw on the snowman mouth. When we did this with our toddlers, I found that the kids marker didn’t write on the plastic candles very well. We ended up having an adult go over the mouth drawing with a permanent marker so it would show up. Hopefully you have better markers than we do!
  7. Let the ornament dry enough that it can be safely turned over.
  8. Glue a loop of string onto the back to create a hanging loop for the tree ornament.
  9. Hang up your snowman crafts and enjoy! Kids love the way the lighted nose looks on the tree.

That’s how to make these snowmen crafts with preschoolers! Easy peasy, and pretty darn cute, like my favorite kids activities usually are! Also, they make adorable little non-toy gifts, so if you make enough snowmen your kids could give them away to family or friends (if they do a classroom exchange).

Have you tried this craft or made other snowman crafts for kids? We would love to see your winter crafts!

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Craft ideas to clear out the kids craft room

We’re currently on a mission to use up the many random craft supplies we have through play and crafting with our toddlers. While they love playing outside, winter is also the perfect opportunity for fun indoor ideas like these.

Here are some other crafts we’ve made:

More ideas for easy snowman crafts

Looking for other easy snowman crafts or snowman activities? Here are some of the best ideas and snowman activities you could try with your toddlers!

Toilet paper roll snowmen

Collect some old toilet paper rolls and create this cute snowman craft by Crafts by Courtney. They can decorate the toilet paper rolls however they would like to make these cute little snowmen.

Melted snowman craft and poem

Messy Little Monster has the most adorable melted snowmen craft. And, I love when kids’ activities integrate reading and writing, too. Puffy paint is also just tons of fun!

Egg carton snowman

All you need is egg cartons, paper, pipe cleaners, and pom poms for this cute activity by Cute Ideas for Kids! You could also use cotton balls for the headband if you don’t have pom poms.

Bubble wrap snowmen

Have some leftover bubble wrap and no idea what to use it for? Try the Resourceful Mama’s fun snowman art for some sensory art play.

Paper Plate Winter Crafts

After the holidays we always have awkward amounts of paper plates leftover. If you do too, you could give them to your toddlers and let them create paper snowmen, reindeer, and Santas like Crafts by Amanda did!

Still looking? Meaningful Mama made a list of 20 other craft ideas!

Do you have other snowman activities that you’d like to share? We’re always looking for fun things to keep the kids busy during a cold winter day, and we’d love to see your fun craft ideas!

Also – We’ve been crafting up a storm this month! Here are some other crafts we’ve made:


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