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Snowman Paper Plate Craft For Kids

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’s show exactly how to make this fun kids’ craft!

Paper Plate Snowman

Collage of paper plate snowman craft images with the words snowman paper plate craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Paper plates
  • Colored card stock (pink, orange, black and color of your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
  • Snowman paper plate template

Directions

Download the snowman paper plate template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hands holding paper plate snowman craft template

Cut out the snowman’s head from the paper plate by cutting just outside the smallest center circle of the plate.

Hands cutting paper plate smaller

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.

Hands gluing cheeks onto paper plate snowman head

Glue the snowman’s carrot nose in the middle of the two cheeks.

Hands gluing snowman carrot nose onto paper plate snowman

Use the black marker to draw on the snowman’s eyes and mouth.

Hands drawing snowman eyes onto paper plate snowman

Assemble the snowman’s hat by gluing the hat rim to the bottom of the main hat piece.

Hands gluing together snowman hat

Place the completed hat on the snowman’s head and glue in place.

Hands gluing hat onto paper plate snowman

Glue the longest piece of the scarf about an inch below the top of the larger paper plate. Cut off any excess.

Hands gluing scarf onto paper plate snowman

Glue the two circles of black coal just beneath the scarf.

Hands gluing coal piece onto paper plate snowman

Finish the scarf by gluing the two pieces at an angle to the long piece of scarf.

Hands gluing scarf piece onto paper plate snowman

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.

Hands making slit into paper plate with scissors

Glue the snowman’s head onto the snowman’s body.

This snowman paper plate craft is super simple and fun for kids to make!

We think this craft is easy enough that you can make it at home, at school, daycare or the library.

If your kids had fun with this craft, they’ll also love this paper bag snowman craft or this paper plate penguin craft!

paper plate snowman craft

Snowman Movie Night

If you’re making this snowman craft at home with the kids, we think having a family movie and craft night is a great idea!

You can plan it on the weekend or over winter break so the kids can stay up late.

We’d kick off the night with the paper plate snowman craft. If you have very young children who can’t use scissors yet, be sure to cut out the template pieces ahead of time.

easy snowman craft

We’d also suggest using a pencil to draw on the eyes and smile. Then, when you do the craft, your child can simply trace over your pencil marks with the marker.

Alternatively, you could also use large googly eyes for the snowman.

After the craft is done, it’s time to pick the movie!

Frosty the Snowman seems like the obvious choice, but you could also watch Frozen since Olaf is in there too! (BTW, if you love Olaf, you’ll want to make this paper bag Olaf craft or this toilet paper roll Olaf).

snowman paper plate craft

To make this night extra special, we suggest making some themed snacks or desserts to go with it!

We suggest these snowman cookies or these donut snowmen:

These donut snowmen are super cute and may even be a fun activity to make with the kids and deliver to neighbors!

We’re certain kids would have so much fun having a night in with the family!

paper plate winter craft

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Snap a picture of your completed project and post it on our Facebook wall or in our private Facebook group.

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Snowman Paper Plate Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy snowman paper plate craft with the kids this winter!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Colored card stock (pink, orange, black and color of your choice)
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
  • Snowman paper plate template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the snowman paper plate template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Cut out the snowman’s head from the paper plate by cutting just outside the smallest center circle of the plate.
  3. Cut out the snowman’s body by cutting just inside the line where the ridges end.
  4. Place the pink cheeks in the middle of the smaller paper plate, one on each side and glue in place.
  5. Glue the snowman’s carrot nose in the middle of the two cheeks.
  6. Use the black marker to draw on the snowman’s eyes and mouth.
  7. Assemble the snowman’s hat by gluing the hat rim to the bottom of the main hat piece.
  8. Place the completed hat on the snowman’s head and glue in place.
  9. Glue the longest piece of the scarf about an inch below the top of the larger paper plate. Cut off and excess.
  10. Glue the two circles of black coal just beneath the scarf.
  11. Finish the scarf by gluing the two pieces at an angle to the long piece of scarf.
  12. 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.
  13. Glue the snowman’s head onto the snowman’s body.

Snowman Template

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Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

love this craft

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Thanks so much!

Gabriela

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

I woukld like to receive the snowman template, please. Thank you

Sam T

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will be sent to you ?

Desirae

Monday 28th of December 2020

I love this craft

Sam T

Monday 28th of December 2020

Ah, thank you!

Katrina Slaughter

Monday 7th of December 2020

Snowman template please

Sam T

Monday 7th of December 2020

Of course; no need to ask! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and it’ll be sent to you ?

silvia dimech

Monday 13th of January 2020

i woukld like to receive the snowman template please

Sam T

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Of course! If you just enter your email in the form at the end of the page, the link will be emailed to you ?

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