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Build A Snowman – Without Snow

Build a Snowman Without Snow from Standard Deviants Accelerate

While we live in a state that get snow, I am very aware that there are many who have never seen snow. So for those of you that never get it, or if you are like us and don’t have it right now for some strange reason, you can still build a snowman without it. Now it might not be cold and frozen, but it will still be fun and entertaining!

Build A Snowman – Without Snow

I don’t love the snow myself, so an alternative to the cold frozen kind of snowman seems appealing to me. Throughout the years the kids and I have done many snowman crafts and creations along the way. Here are two of our favorites:

1. Felt Snowman

I love this activity because it can be used over and over again. So not only can you and your children have fun in the initial making of the felt snowman and accessories, but you can come back to it over and over again.

Supplies:

  • felt – in oh so many colors! White, black, red, green, blue, purple, etc. You really need white and black for the snowman himself and then any colors you want to use as accessories.
  • scissors

Directions:

  1. Cut out three circles in a small, medium and large size. I don’t give an exact size because you can make your felt snowman as big or as little as you wish.
  2. Use black felt to cut out a top hat, boots, eyes, and buttons.
  3. Use brown felt to create stick arms. {You could also choose to use brown pipe cleaners for the arms.}
  4. Beyond the basics let your kids be creative. Add scarves, hats, mittens, clothes, necklaces, whatever they like! You can make various wardrobes for different occasions and the kids can change out clothes whenever they choose.

We actually tacked ours to the wall and changed his clothes with the weather outside!

2. Contact Paper Window Cling Snowman

While this activity is supposed to be reuasable, I found that trying to remove the contact paper from our sliding glass door after it was on for a bit proved to be the death of it.

Supplies:

  • clear contact paper
  • acrylic paint: white, black, red, orange, etc
  • paint brushes
  • black permanent marker

Directions:

I love this one because you can make it life sized!

  1. Lay out the contact paper and draw out the basic 3 circles for the snowman, as well as the eyes, nose, hat, boots, scarf and buttons with black permanent marker.
  2. Paint each piece with acrylic paint.
  3. After the paint dries carefully cut out each piece. (Even the acrylic paint can scratch off so be careful with it.)
  4. Then peal the backs and put your snowman together on a glass door!

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