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Egg Carton Snowman Craft

All across the country, winter is starting to show its beautiful face!

In many places the beginning of winter means heavy snow fall and a lot more indoor time for kids than you’d like.

All that indoor time can lead to a little too much pent up energy, but don’t worry, we’ve got lots of fun winter crafts to help!

Whether you want to keep the kids entertained during the winter or you want to make a cute DIY ornament to give to the grandparents, this egg carton snowman craft is perfect!

It’s a simple recycled winter craft for kids that’s a fun indoor activity for young kids of all ages. Plus, it’s easy to adapt to use in the classroom, at a library or daycare setting.

Read or watch the video below to see how to make one with your children!

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Supplies

Directions

  1. Use the scissors to cut out a three well section from the egg carton.
  2. Paint this section of the egg carton white and let dry completely.
  3. Cut out a small strip of fabric of your choice. Ours measured 1.5″x 13″. Wrap it in between the first and second wells and tie to make it look like a scarf.
  4. Glue the two small, black buttons on each of the bottom wells.
  5. Use markers to draw the coal mouth and rosy cheeks.
  6. Cut out a triangle carrot nose from the orange foam sheet. Glue it to the middle of the top well, just above the smile.
  7. Position the googly eyes on the top well and glue in place.
  8. Make the snowman’s ear muffs by cutting a small strip of pipe cleaner and bending it to form a half circle. Attach this to the top well with glue or a glue dot (we prefer the glue dot) so it goes from side to side by where the snowman’s ears would be.
  9. Glue a small pom pom on top of the pipe cleaner, on either side of the snowman’s head with liquid glue or a glue dot.
  10. Optional: If you want to make this snowman craft into an ornament, use the baker’s twine to make a loop and glue it to the back of the snowman’s head.

Isn’t that the cutest recycled Christmas craft you’ve ever seen?!

This recycled snowman craft is equally as fun to use as a simple craft or for making as a keepsake ornament!

If you do this egg carton craft at school or daycare, they would make a fantastic homemade Christmas present for Mom and Dad or grandparents!

recycled snowman craft for kids

Adapting This Craft For Young Children

We believe you can do most every craft with kids of all ages!

Got a toddler? We have a few tips to simplify this craft for them.

One, have the snowman pre painted white and let your toddler draw on the eyes, nose and mouth instead of gluing them on.

Two, skip the scarf and pom pom altogether or help your child glue them in place.

Three, you can use glue dots to easily secure the buttons to the snowman if your little one isn’t quite ready for liquid glue.

All of these tips will help your toddler feel included and allow him or her to make a fun Christmas craft with the family!

A preschooler will be able to do most of the steps with just a little adult assistance, but feel free to use any of the suggestions above as well!

We know your child will have a blast and will work on valuable skills when they make this cute snowman craft!

snowman ornament craft for kids

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Egg Carton Snowman Ornament Craft

Egg Carton Snowman Ornament Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this recycled egg carton snowman ornament craft with the kids this winter!

Materials

  • Paper egg carton
  • Black buttons
  • Small piece of fabric
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Pom Poms
  • Cardboard
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange foam sheet or cardstock
  • Bakers twine (optional)

Tools

  • Paint brush
  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Use the scissors to cut out a three well section from the egg carton. Paint this section of the egg carton white and let dry completely.
    2. Cut out a small strip of fabric of your choice. Ours measured 1.5"x 13". Wrap it in between the first and second wells and tie to make it look like a scarf.
    3. Glue the two small, black buttons on the middle well.
    4. Cut out a triangle carrot nose from the orange foam sheet. Glue it to the middle of the top well, just above the smile.
    5. Position the googly eyes on the top well and glue in place.
    6. Use markers or paint to draw the coal mouth and rosy cheeks.
    7. Make the snowman's ear muffs by cutting a small strip of pipe cleaner and bending it to form a half-circle. Attach this to the top well with glue or a glue dot (we prefer the glue dot) so it goes from side to side by where the snowman's ears would be.
    8. Glue a small pom pom on top of the pipe cleaner, on either side of the snowman's head with liquid glue or a glue dot.
    9. Optional: If you want to make this snowman craft into an ornament, use the baker's twine to make a loop and glue it to the back of the snowman's head.

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