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Busy Hands: Snowman Texture Art

Winter is upon us, and Christmas is around the corner (can I say that?), so I couldn't resist preparing a snowman art project for Little Dude. The little guy hasn't seen real snow yet, but does understand what a snowman is. Besides, they are so cute!

For this simple Snowman Texture Art project, I tried to give him a variety of materials to create different textures. It gives the snowman a 3D-like effect and really makes the finished artwork pop out.

Snowman Texture Art for kids

Here are the materials we used for creating this snowman art:


- Cotton wool
- Blue, black and orange card stock/paper
- Small buttons
- Red yarn
- Snowflake glitter
- Blue or brown pipe cleaner
- Craft glue

Materials for the Snowman Texture Art project

This is how we made it:


1. Use the blue card as a base and draw three circles for the snowman with a pencil.

2. Apply glue to each circle and stick on the cotton wool.

3. Cut out two circles for the snowman's eyes with the black card, and a triangle for the nose with the orange card. Paper may not stick on as well on cotton, but you can try thick paper. Stick them on in place.

4. Stick on the buttons. An assortment of buttons looks better.

Making Textured Snowman Art

5. We used blue pipe cleaner for the arms. You can also use yarn for this.

6. We cut out a hat from the black card, and stuck it on.

7. Then, I folded the red yarn a couple of times, and helped Little Dude stick it on as a scarf for the snowman.

8. We had some snowflake glitter, so I let him stick it around the snowman. This was probably the most fun part for Little Dude! I had initially planned on using more cotton to make snow, but this looks pretty nice.

Snowman Texture Art

Making this textured snowman art was a fun activity, and can also be used to make pretty greeting cards.


Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.


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17 comments

Catherine said...

I love this cute snowman, so easy for toddlers to make too :)

Redpeffer said...

Oh, I really like that and so easy to do too!

Eileen Teo said...

Love that is so easy that any toddler also could do it! They look pretty too! Thank you for linking up with us #pintorials

SmallPeopleBigIdeas said...

That's so simple and sweet, looks like so much fun! I will definitely be trying with my little ones :) Pinned! x

Louise George said...

Love the snowman - looks great. Will have to give this a try with my eldest when we make our next batch of Christmas cards. Love the snowflakes as well :-)

Caroline said...

Aww this is a gorgeous idea, really lovely and lots of fun! Xx #letkidsbekids

Charlotte said...

Fab craft, will be pinning this :) x

Louisa said...

I love this idea and will definitely be trying this at home. #Pintorials

Tarana said...

Hope they like it!

Tarana said...

Thank you, hope your cards turn out great!

Merlinda Little said...

I so love this! We did this in school! Theres no snow in my country so make things that has them =) #letkidsbekids

Karen Bell said...

Lovely picture and a great way to have fun with snowman art. I love textured pictures.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

Loving Life With Little Ones said...

Lovely looking snowman, we have lots of cotton wool and will try this #minicreations

Tarana said...

Hope your kids have fun with it!

Tarana said...

Me too!

Tarana said...

Thank you for naming him!

kidGLloves said...

Lucas says - Little Due - this is AWESOME!!! The best snowman art I've seen in ages. You deserve XL MEGA High-5's for this!!
Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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