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Making a Winter Snowman Scene

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With a few inexpensive supplies you and the kids can make this cute snowman scene to decorate for the holidays. This is a guide about making a winter snowman scene.


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By 5 found this helpful
September 15, 2015

Celebrate the winter season and all its fun in the snow with this artwork. Turn a paper plate and polystyrene balls into a beautiful artwork that will wow your friends. Some good entertainment for the festive season!


Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: one artwork


  • standard white economy paper plate
  • polystyrene ball with a diameter of 65mm
  • polystyrene ball with a diameter of 55mm
  • white cotton filling
  • pair of 10mm pink wiggle eyes
  • small piece of black felt
  • strip of red felt
  • two sewing pins with black heads
  • one sewing pin with a yellow head
  • any small dry twig
  • powder blue acrylic paint
  • black, blue and yellow felt-tip pens
  • paintbrush
  • sharp knife
  • pliers
  • standard scissors
  • needle and strong thread
  • polystyrene glue
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)


  1. Use the powder blue paint to add an uneven layer of paint over two thirds of the plate.
  2. Add the snow by gluing the cotton filling to the bottom third of the plate.
  3. An adult will need to do this step ~ use the knife to cut both polystyrene balls in half.
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  5. Use the polystyrene glue to affix the one half of each ball to the plate to make the snowman. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  6. Use the polystyrene glue to add the eyes and allow to dry thoroughly.
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  8. An adult will need to do this step ~ use the pliers to snip the yellow and black pins shorter.
  9. Push the yellow pin into the snowman's head to make a nose.
  10. At both ends of the red felt strip make small incisions, so that it will look as if the scarf has fringes.
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  12. Glue the scarf to the snowman's neck.
  13. Cut half-a-hat from the black felt.
  14. Glue the hat to the top of the snowman's head.
  15. Use the black felt-tip pen to add a mouth. Add icy cheeks with the blue pen and then use the black pen again to add small freckles.
  16. Use the shortened black pins to add two buttons to his body.
  17. Break the twig into two small parts and glue a winter tree to the left of the snowman's body.
  18. Use the yellow pen to add a winter sun behind the snowman's head.
  19. An adult will need to do this step ~ use the needle and thread to add a hanging thread.
  20. Hang and enjoy your artwork!
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January 19, 20113 found this helpful

Two darling snowmen on a fence with a snowflake backing proclaim to "let it snow". So easy and economical to make and yet such a nice sight to see. A must have for all snow lovers.

Here in Virginia we look forward to the snow. We usually don't get a lot but here the past few years we have had some wonderful snows. There is nothing like looking out the window and seeing the beauty of all God's world in a tiny snowflake.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes with drying time.



Take a pattern of a snowman and transfer it to a piece of heavy cardboard. Cut out 2 snowmen. Set aside.

Paint 5 small craft sticks brown. Allow to dry.

While your sticks are drying, make a face and hat for each snowman.

Glue the hat in place. Glue on 2 small googly eyes to each snowman.

Add some paper or ribbon to go around his neck. Have one piece hang down. Adorn your snowman with three different colored sequins.

Make snowman hands by cutting 2 pieces of brown chenille stick. One piece is 3 inches long and the other one inch long. Twist the 1 inch piece onto the three inch chenille stick. This makes the snowman's arms and hands. You can pose it and then glue it to the back of the snowman. Allow to dry.

With your five painted sticks, glue them with one stick across the rest on the backside of the fence. Glue the snowflake to the upper part of the back of the fence. Allow to dry.

Push a ribbon through one end of the snowflake and add a knot to keep it in place. Do the same with the other side always making sure your knot is in the back and the ribbon is straight. This will be it's hanger.

Next glue the snowman on the front of the fence and snowflake so the snowflake can be seen behind them. Twist a 3 inch piece of black chenille stick to the right handed side of one snowman. Glue on the sign "Let it Snow."

Now you have 2 little snowmen that proclaim they want to "Let it Snow!"

By Gem from VA

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By 0 found this helpful
February 2, 2009

Easy for the youngest of crafters! First, make a snowman. I wanted to use big marshmallows dipped in paint to make the print of the snowman body, but we were out. Instead, we glued on cotton balls. I used the large type. Then use a marker to add a hat, eyes, nose, buttons, and arms.

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