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Puffy Paint Snowman Craft [Free Template]

Do you have a crafty kid at home?

If so, this puffy paint snowman is perfect for them! It’s easy to make and kids will love it.

Today, we’re showing you how to create your own snowman from scratch.

The basics are simple: Make puffy paint, paint your snowman, let dry, then glue the detail pieces onto him!

It’s a great creative activity for kids that they’ll love to make and display. Be sure to download the free template so it’s super simple to create.

Also, be sure to check out all of our snowman activities for kids for more wintery ideas!

Puffy Snowman Craft

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Supplies

  • Shaving cream
  • Liquid glue
  • Fork or craft stick (for mixing)
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Colored cardstock
  • Snowman template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding puffy paint snowman template

First, begin by making the puffy paint. It’s simple to do – just mix equal parts of shaving cream and liquid glue into a bowl. Mix thoroughly.

hand mixing puffy paint ingredients

Use a paintbrush to paint inside the lines of the snowman template. We like to really layer it on so the snowman is three-dimensional. Let it dry completely before gluing the pieces on.

hand painting snowman with puffy paint

Take the hat and glue it to the top of the head.

hand gluing hat to puffy paint snowman

Place the eyes slightly below the hat and glue them in place.

hand gluing eye to puffy paint snowman

Position the carrot nose in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it down.

hand gluing nose to puffy paint snowman

Next, glue the mouth just below the eyes.

hand gluing mouth to puffy paint snowman

Take the scarf and glue it where the 2 snowballs meet. Don’t push down too hard or you’ll flatten your puffy paint.

hand gluing scarf to puffy paint snowman

Finish off the snowman by gluing the buttons to the middle of the snowman’s body.

hand gluing buttons to puffy paint snowman

Cut off the bottom of the snowman template page.

That’s it! This is a fun and simple winter craft for kids!

puffy paint snowman

Winter Unit For Kids

Do you want to keep the fun going? If so, we suggest creating a winter-themed unit that is not only engaging but also educational!

We recommend starting any new unit or theme with books. Reading aloud to your kids is beneficial for their development and can help them with improving their vocabulary, increasing their focus, and more!

The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever.

The Snowy Day – This story shows a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

Sneezy The Snowman– Sneezy is COLD! And he’s trying to warm up without success. But, the kids know exactly how to help him!

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Crafting is another great way to have fun and learn skills at the same time! Letting kids make crafts can help them work on fine motor skills, learn to use scissors better, follow directions, and so much more!

Add in more winter crafts with some of our favorite ideas:

For an engaging educational activity, try out these winter do a dot printables. They’re perfect for helping kids with letter recognition, visual discrimination, counting, and more!

hand holding puffy paint snowman

These free printable snowman worksheets are great for little ones in preschool and kindergarten. These printables can help them practice using scissors, help with letter S recognition, and handwriting.

For many kids, winter means more time indoors! If your kids need a boredom buster, print out these winter I spy printables. They’ll help keep them busy but they can also help with visual discrimination, counting, and memory!

Do your children love to color? If so, add in these free snowman coloring pages! They’re cute, fun to color, and are a great no-prep activity.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Winter Ideas For Kids

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Puffy Paint Snowman Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This puffy paint snowman is a fun winter craft that kids will love. Learn how to make puffy paint and then use it on this snowman template. 

Materials

  • Shaving cream
  • Liquid glue
  • Fork or craft stick (for mixing)
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Colored cardstock
  • Snowman template

Instructions

  1. Download the snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. First, begin by making the puffy paint. It's simple to do - just mix equal parts of shaving cream and liquid glue into a bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Use a paintbrush to paint inside the lines of the snowman template. We like to really layer it on so the snowman is three-dimensional. Let it dry completely before gluing the pieces on.
  4. Take the hat and glue it to the top of the head.
  5. Place the eyes slightly below the hat and glue them in place.
  6. Position the carrot nose in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it down.
  7. Next, glue the mouth just below the eyes.
  8. Take the scarf and glue it where the 2 snowballs meet. Don't push down too hard or you'll flatten your puffy paint.
  9. Finish off the snowman by gluing the buttons to the middle of the snowman's body.
  10. Cut off the bottom of the snowman template page.

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Printable Snowman Template

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