How to Make a Giant Snowman as a Craft

Create a snowman without snow.
Create a snowman without snow. (Image: snowman image by Amer Delibasic from

Kids don't have to wait until snow begins to fall to create a snowman. Parents and teachers can aid students in creating their own giant snowmen when learning about the winter season. The supplies to make a giant snowman are inexpensive to purchase, and most children already have these items in their homes.

Things You'll Need

  • Old magazines
  • White trash bags
  • Old newspapers
  • Duct tape
  • Several black buttons
  • Glue
  • Baby carrot
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Hat
  • Scarf

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Place three or four old magazines at the bottom of one white trash bag. Fill the rest of the trash bag up with shredded pieces of newspaper. Tie closed. The magazines keep the bottom half of the snowman flat so that it will stand up and not fall over.

Fill a second white trash bag up with shredded newspaper. Tie closed. This is the top half of your snowman.

Tape the two snowman parts together with duct tape.

Glue two black buttons on the snowman's face to represent the eyes. Glue five to seven more to create a mouth for your snowman. Add three more black buttons down the middle bottom half of your snowman.

Glue a baby carrot in between the snowman's eyes and mouth to represent its nose.

Cut two arms out of a piece of brown construction paper and glue them to the sides of your snowman. You can use real twigs if they aren't too heavy and tape them in place with duct tape if you prefer.

Dress the snowman with a child's hat and scarf.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not have any black buttons, you can cut out circles from a sheet of black construction paper.
  • Your snowman can have three body pieces by wrapping a rubber band around the middle of the top trash bag.


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