How to Make a Giant Stuffed Paper Snowman

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Welcome in the season with a large paper snowman you hand-crafted for your home or classroom. The snowman is easy to make and can be completed with minimum ease. It's constructed with poster board and painted with acrylic paint, which adheres well to poster board and creates an elegant finish. This adorable paper snowman will be a craft you will want to make time and time again, and the proportions can be easily changed to create small paper snowmen ornaments.

Things You'll Need

  • 6 white poster boards
  • 2 black poster boards
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Single hole punch
  • 1 skein yarn, any color
  • Cotton fiber fill
  • Hot glue
  • Glue gun
  • White acrylic paint
  • Blue acrylic paint
  • Palette
  • 2-inch flat paint brush
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • 1/2-inch flat paint brush
  • 2 sticks, 2 feet long
  • Scarf, any color

Paper Snowman

  • Cut six circles from white poster board to create the snowman’s body. Each circle will be a front or back piece. Cut two 24-inch circles from two sheets of poster board. Cut two 18-inch circles from two sheets of poster board. Cut two more circles from two poster boards that measure 12 inches. The largest circles are the bottom section of the snowman. The 18-inch circles will be used to create the center section, and the 12-inch circles will construct the snowman's face. Set the circles aside.

  • Lay the circles that are the same size on top of each other. Punch holes around the edges of the poster board circles. Make sure to punch through both layers of poster board. Punch a hole 1 inch from the edge, add another hole every 2 inches all the way around the circular pieces.

  • Cut several yard lengths of yarn. Lash the front and back pieces of the snowman together with the yarn. Insert one end of the yarn through a hole and tie the yarn to itself. Continue to lash the pieces together, but leave several inches unsewn on each section.

  • Stuff the snowman pieces with fiber fill, and then lash the openings closed.

  • Lay the circles on a flat surface so that the pieces look like a snowman. Attach the three circles together by lashing the center section to the bottom and top circles.

Snowman's Top Hat

  • Create the snowman’s top hat. Cut two pieces of black poster board that measure 14 inches across by 18 inches tall. Cut two more pieces that measure 18 inches long by 2 inches wide to create the hat brim. Set the pieces aside.

  • Lay the top hat cylinder pieces on top of each other. Punch holes in the sides and top of the hat.

  • Lash the top and sides of the hat together. Stuff the hat with cotton fiber fill.

  • Slide the hat over the top of the snowman's head. Secure it in place with hot glue.

  • Hot glue the hat brim pieces across the bottom of the top hat on each side of the snowman.

Paint and Decorate Snowman

  • Mix white paint with a drop of blue paint to create a very pale blue color. If necessary, add more white to the paint mixture to lighten the color.

  • Paint all of the snowman pieces with the icy-colored paint. Be careful not to paint the snowman's top hat. Let the paint dry.

  • Paint a carrot-shaped nose into the center of the snowman’s face. Add two black coal-shaped eyes above and to the side of the nose.

  • Paint five pieces of coal to create the snowman’s mouth. Paint the first piece of coal 2 inches below the carrot nose and add two more pieces of coal to each side of the center one.

  • Paint four pieces of coal down the center section of the snowman for coat buttons.

  • Insert a stick into the center-side on both sides of the snowman to create arms. Place the stick between the front and back pieces of paper. Hot glue them in place.

  • Wrap a scarf around the snowman's neck.

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