This cute painted snowman craft for kids uses our free printable template and materials you’re likely to have at home already for a fun activity that’s perfect for winter or Christmas.
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Q-Tip Painted Snowman
Q-tips are one of those things that people tend to have knocking around in the back of a cupboard but don’t really use, which makes them a great thing to craft with!
Because none of us like waste, right? If you do need to buy some though they’re pretty cheap. Which means they’re perfect if you want to do an activity with a large group.
Q-tips are also known as cotton buds or cotton swabs.
They’re also great to paint with because if your painting does go outside the template (which depending on the age of your child could be quite likely) then it really doesn’t matter at all.
Some extra circles and dots of paint? That’s just more snow falling.
Got a big line of white paint (it happens.) Well that’s just some snow falling super quickly. It’s all fine.
Free Snowman Template
Want to make this craft project super easy to prepare? Grab our free snowman template and check out our other ideas for simple snowman crafts you can make with it.
Ways To Adapt This Craft
If you don’t have any q-tips at home you could swap this for pom poms or cotton balls. Don’t want paint on your fingers? Use a clothes peg to hold them.
Instead of using a black marker to draw in your snowman’s features you could use another q-tip dipped in black paint.
Draw or paint a background onto your picture or maybe add some snowflake stickers.
Q-Tip Printed Snowman Craft
- Reusable plate
- Black marker pen
- White paint
- Q-tips (cotton buds)
- Colored cardstock for scarf and nose
- Print out your snowman template.
- Colour in your snowman's hat. I've used a black marker but you can go with whatever color and design you fancy.
- Pour some white paint onto your plate.
- Dip your q-tip into your paint and colour in the snowman using dots made by this.
- Once the paint is dry you can add some details to your snowman. Using a black pen draw in your snowman's eyes, mouth and buttons. I'd recommend a Sharpie for this as it draws well over paint but as they're permanent I know they're not always the best choice with young kids in which case a chalk pen normally works as well and is less likely to stain.
- Cut a triangle out of orange card or paper and a scarf shape from coloured card and glue these on to your snowman to finish your craft.
More Snowman Craft Ideas
We’ve shared lots of snowman craft projects over the years with parents and teachers and I’ve loved seeing the ones shared with us too! These are a few of our most popular ideas.
This pop pom printed snowman is so easy to make and looks great with it’s squishy textured paint.
My daughter enjoyed making this mosaic snowman craft and it’s a great way to practice scissor skills too.
This paper plate snowman twirler is fun to play with or makes a great decoration to hang up. You’ll find a video tutorial for this activity as well as written instructions.