We love sharing easy snowman craft for kids and using our free snowman template means that this snowman art is super easy for you to make at home with your child.
It’s perfect as a simple winter or Christmas craft and uses a simple painting technique that can be easily adapted depending on what materials you have at home.
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Snowman Art for Kids
This art project is a lovely activity for a cold winter day and it’s so simple to make that as long as they have some help I think it is totally doable for toddlers and preschoolers to make.
Older kids can do more of the scissors and detailed drawing for the scarf and features so it’s a good craft for all ages. Plus of course it looks cute! Always an important factor here.
As well as the DIY itself I’ll also be sharing a few ides for how you can adapt it for different ages as well as details of our snowman template that I’ve used to create this craft.
As well as the full instructions below I’ve also shared a little video to this page of how this craft was made to help give you a more visual idea of how it works.
What Is Resist Art
Resist art is basically where you use a material to stop paint colouring a certain area.
Common materials used to make the resist are tape, paper, wax and glue.
In this case the paper is partially covered with a paper template to stop the paint going on a certain area so that the picture is created once it’s removed.
You can check out our watercolor resist art flowers to see how you can use this technique in a different way!
What Materials Can You Use For Resist Art?
To make this simple snowman craft you’ll obviously need some essential materials, white paper or card, paint and our snowman template.
What you choose to do the painting with though is up to you.
I’ve used tin foil as I think it’s a bit of an unusual painting material but it’s one that a lot of us have in a cupboard somewhere.
Not got any foil? How about using a sponge, cotton balls, pom poms, a toothbrush or a shower puff?
Snowman Painting Materials:
- White paper or cardstock
- Blue paint
- Black, red and orange markers
- Washi Tape
- Reusable plate or tray
Free Snowman Template
Our snowman template is available as a free PDF for you. You can print as many copies as you like so it’s perfect if you’re thinking of doing doing a few activities, if you have more than one child or if you are doing this activity in a classroom.
Love free printable templates for kids crafts? We’ve got loads with ideas for every season – make sure you check them all out.
Ways to Adapt This Snowman Craft:
Instead of drawing on the snowman’s buttons why not glue on some real ones?
You could hunt for sticks in your backyard to glue on for your snowman’s arms.
Swap your drawn on carrot nose for one cut out of orange paper or cardstock.
Instead of drawing on a scarf you could glue on some yarn for a more 3D effect.
I’ve used black cardstock for the snowman’s hat but you could cut one out of white card instead and decorate it, or not have a hat at all if you’d prefer, for an alternative why not draw on some earmuffs?
Instead of using foil for all of your resist art you could try out different textures on your own snowmen using one of the alternative materials suggested above, why not use a few of them on your craft to see what it looks like.
I’ve dabbed the paint on using different materials but if you prefer you could of course use a paintbrush.
More Snowman Art and Craft Ideas
This pom pom printed snowman is really easy for kids to make. I love that any paint that goes a bit amiss can just be part of a snow flurry or snowfall and while I’ve done this on a plain piece of paper I think it would work really well painted inside our snow globes templates.
This bubble wrap snowman craft was one I made with my kids and was a great way to get another use out of a material.
This paper plate snowman craft is great for some simple winter fun as well as being an excuse to practice scissor skills. You can also use it as a decoration.
- Black, red and orange pen
- White and blue paint
- Reusable plate
- Washi tape
- 1 Free snowman template
- Kitchen foil
- 1 piece paper white
- Print out your snowman template (following the link in the post above)
- Colour in the snowman's hat.
- Cut out the snowman and his hat separately.
- Take a piece of washi tape and roll it to form a circle. Make a couple more of these and use them to stick your snowman's body onto your white piece of paper.
- Pour some coloured paint onto your reusable plate.
- Scrunch up some kitchen foil and dip it into the paint. Use this to then stamp around your paper to colour in the background.
- Once you've finished painting remove the snowman template.
- Glue on the snowman's hat.
- Colour in your snowman's eyes, nose, mouth and scarf using coloured pens.