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Paper Snowman

Make a cute snowman, by recycling household stuffs like newspapers, scraps of cloth, and cotton.


Approximate Time: over an hour


  • newspapers
  • cardboard
  • scraps of paper
  • cotton
  • glue
  • small piece of cloth
  • thread
  • scissors
  • colors: pens, pastels, crayons, anything :)


  1. Crumple a newspaper into a ball.
    To make bigger balls, I find it easier to make a small ball first, put it in another sheet of newspaper and crumple it around. Then put that into another sheet and so on, till the desired size is reached.
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  3. Then, wrap the ball around tightly, with the thread.
  4. Make another ball of newspaper, preferably of a bigger size.
  5. Paste the bigger ball on a piece of cardboard.
  6. Glue the smaller ball on top of the larger one.
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  8. Glue cotton all over the cardboard and the balls, covering them fully.
    Tip: I recycled old, used, yellowed cotton for covering the back and new white ones for the front.
  9. Once the snowman is ready, the real fun begins: adding accessories!

  10. I tied an old scrap of cloth around his neck for the scarf.
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  12. Color a small piece of paper orange and roll it into a cone, gluing it on his face to make his nose.
  13. Cut oval shapes from a black colored paper and glue them on his face to make his eyes.
  14. Roll a red piece of paper to make his Christmas hat and glue it over his head.
  15. Cut two round shapes from a brown-colored paper and paste on his body to make buttons.
  16. You can get creative and dress him up

And... its done!

By Gunja from West Bengal, India

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