This winter season, we’re packing in as many crafts for kids as we can! Wintertime is a great time of year to stay inside a bit more, keep warm, and make some crafts as a family.
Or maybe, you’re a teacher and you need some fun ideas for those snowy days when the kids can’t go outside for recess.
Either way, kids are going to have a blast making this snowman paper plate craft!
It’s simple and cheap to make, plus we’re giving you a free printable template so it’s super simple for kids to recreate.
Read our tutorial below or watch our step-by-step video that shows exactly how to make this adorable paper plate snowman craft! Also, be sure to take a peek at all of our snowman activities for more ideas.
Paper Plate Snowman
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- Paper plates
- Colored card stock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Snowman paper plate template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
Download the snowman paper plate template, print it, and cut out the pieces.
Cut out the snowman’s head from the paper plate by cutting just outside the smallest center circle of the plate.
Cut out the snowman’s body by cutting just inside the line where the ridges end.
Place the pink cheeks in the middle of the smaller paper plate, one on each side, and glue in place.
Glue the snowman’s carrot nose in the middle of the two cheeks.
Use the black marker to draw eyes and a mouth on the snowman.
Assemble the snowman’s hat by gluing the hat rim to the bottom of the main hat shape.
Place the completed black construction paper top hat on the snowman’s head and glue in place.
Glue the longest piece of the snowman’s scarf about an inch below the top of the larger paper plate. Cut off any excess.
Glue the two circles of black coal just beneath the scarf.
Finish the scarf by gluing the two pieces at an angle to the long piece of scarf.
Cut three small (about 1″ slits) in the top middle of the snowman’s body. This will flatten the top out and allow it to lay flat when gluing the two pieces together.
Glue the snowman’s head onto the snowman’s body.
This super simple paper plate snowman craft easy and fun for kids to make! We think this fun winter craft is easy enough that you can make it at home, at school, daycare, or the library.
More Winter Ideas For Kids
Winter Books For Kids
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!
Winter Themed Craft Ideas
Torn Paper Polar Bear Craft – This polar bear craft is a simple and interactive activity that’s perfect for kids! It’s not just about creating an adorable polar bear, but it’s also a fantastic way to boost fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in littles.
With each piece of paper they tear and glue onto the template, they’re learning and growing – and having fun while doing it
Penguin Handprint Craft – Kids will be excited as they transform their own handprints into adorable penguins, creating a chilly scene that’s anything but ordinary! Use the free template to make it super easy to create!
Ripped Paper Snowman Craft – Ready for frosty fun? This ripped paper snowman craft is a “snow-brainer” for indoor winter activities, turning paper tearing and pasting into an avalanche of creativity!
Penguin Paper Plate Craft – Get ready to slide into fun with this adorable penguin craft that’s as cool as the Antarctic! With a splash of paint, a dash of glue, and a sprinkle of creativity, your little ones can transform a simple paper plate into a cute penguin, making every day feel like a snow day!
Snowman Activities For Kids
These free printable snowman worksheets are a fun way to practice handwriting, letter recognition, and scissor skills. Simply print out the worksheet, and let your child have fun tracing the letters and cutting out the shapes.
Who’s ready for some coloring? These snowman coloring pages are not only enjoyable for both younger and older kids, but they’re also beneficial!
Coloring can help kids to develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creative expression. These coloring pages often feature simple designs that are easy for even young children to color.
These snowman do a dot printables for kids are so much fun! They’re perfect for helping little ones work on fine motor skills, counting, and letter recognition. Kids can use dot markers, cotton balls, or other small items to complete each page.
The best part is that they are absolutely free! Just print them out and let your child have fun dotting away. These printables are also great for classroom teachers.
Get ready to embrace the winter chill with these fantastic, winter preschool prewriting printables! They’re not just a flurry of fun, but also an avalanche of learning, helping kids develop essential fine motor skills and pre-writing abilities.
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More Kids’ Activities
- Paper plates
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Snowman paper plate template
- Download the snowman paper plate template, print it, and cut out the pieces.
- Cut out the snowman’s head from the paper plate by cutting just outside the smallest center circle of the plate.
- Cut out the snowman’s body by cutting just inside the line where the ridges end.
- Place the pink cheeks in the middle of the smaller paper plate, one on each side, and glue them in place.
- Glue the snowman’s carrot nose in the middle of the two cheeks.
- Use the black marker to draw on the snowman’s eyes and mouth.
- Assemble the snowman’s hat by gluing the hat rim to the bottom of the main hat piece.
- Place the completed hat on the snowman’s head and glue it in place.
- Glue the longest piece of the scarf about an inch below the top of the larger paper plate. Cut off any excess.
- Glue the two circles of black coal just beneath the scarf.
- Finish the scarf by gluing the two pieces at an angle to the long piece of scarf.
- Cut three small (about 1” slits) in the top middle of the snowman’s body. This will flatten the top out and allow it to lay flat when gluing the two pieces together.
- Glue the snowman’s head onto the snowman’s body.