Making a wood slice melted snowman is a fun crafting idea to share with your children or grandchildren. Give them an assortment of beads and baubles to decorate with and it’s sure to entertain them!
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Today’s theme is kid’s activities. Crafting with kids is such fun. I love how they will let their imaginations take hold. My granddaughter enjoys making all kinds of crafts when we visit each other. I’ll be seeing her over the holidays and I know she’ll love making her own melted snowman.
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Melted Snowman Craft for Kids
The fun part of making these melted snowmen is that they can each be decorated in unique ways. Providing lots of beads, buttons, sequins, stickers, and ribbon makes it fun to children to pick what they like and decide how they want their snowman to look. You could make some as examples like I did to show your kids what a melted snowman might look like.
Supplies Used for Melted Snowman Craft
- Wood Slices (Assorted Sizes)
- Wood Craft Heads (Assorted Sizes)
- Bead, Buttons, Sequins, Stickers
- Orange Colored Pencil
- Small Black Pompoms, Medium Sized Pompoms
- Small Pieces of Floral Stems or Pipe Cleaners
- Wire Cutters if using floral stems
- Black Felt Pom Poms
- Black Foam Sheet or Black Felt
- DecoArt Everlasting Chalky Finish Paint (affiliate)
- Sponge Brush
- Tacky Glue or for older children this Ultra Low Temp Cool Tool (affiliate) Mini Hot Glue Gun is great
I sorted through my craft stash for items that I think will be fun to use to decorate the melted snowmen. If you’re making these with more than one child, they can each choose items that will make their snowman unique.
To make each snowman, you’ll need three wood slices in different sizes, plus one round wood ball.
- Paint each wood slice and ball white using a small sponge brush
- Use an easy to clean up paint like Crayola Washable (affiliate)
If you’re working with smaller children, you’ll want to help them with gluing the wood together. Using craft bond tacky glue is best for smaller kids.
- Place largest wood slice on surface
- Add glue to the top of it and place 2nd largest slice on top
- Repeat for the smallest wood slice
- Add glue to the bottom of the wood ball and attach it to the top of the wood slices
While the glue is drying, encourage the children to choose how they want to decorate their snowman. For children just learning counting, this is a fun way to have them figure out how many of each item they will need. Older kids can have fun choosing ribbons and sequins in colors they love.
- Use tiny dots of glue to attach the felt eyes
- Trim small pieces of a faux floral branch to make the arms or use pipe cleaners and glue in place
- Use an orange colored pencil to draw a slanted line for a nose
Children will have fun choosing ribbon for the melted snowman’s scarf. Some will want bright and colorful ribbon, others might want something snowy.
- Cut a strip of ribbon that’s long enough to wrap around the snowman’s neck
- Place ribbon on snowman and add a bit of glue to hold it in place
- Attach a sticky sequin to the scarf
- Add a small piece of ribbon or sequins to the snowman’s face to make the mouth – since he’s melting, having a lopsided smile is fun
- Glue felt dots or sequins to the front of each wood slice for buttons
Make the hats ahead of time by cutting two pieces from foam and one piece from cardboard if your children are small. Older kids can cut the hats into shapes they think are fun.
- Glue the foam pieces to the front and back of the cardboard
- Use a black sharpie to color over the edge of the cardboard
- Have children glue the hat to their snowman
Add an embellishment to the hat to dress it up a little.
- Use self adhesive sequins or a small amount of glue to attach an embellishment to the hat
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Wood Slice Melted Snowman to Make with Your Kids
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