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Movable Snowman Paper Plate Craft

This is a snowman paper plate craft with a difference – it moves and dances around! This fun snowman puppet craft is easy to make and it looks super cute too. It’s the sister craft to the movable penguin paper plate craft I shared a couple of weeks ago and it would be great fun to mix them up too for a fun little winter puppet show.

Snowman Paper Plate Craft

Movable Snowman Paper Plate Craft Materials

Paper plate

Craft stick / popsicle stick


Blue paint

Snowflake stickers



White card

Felt tip pens

snowman paper plate craft kids

Lets make it

Start by painting the top half of your paper plate blue, as a parent this might not be your favourite tip you’ll ever get from me but I actually find the paint goes on much better (and dries quicker) if you paint with a finger rather than a paint brush – feel free to ignore that tip though!

While your paint is drying draw a snowman on some white card, card works much better than paper as paper can get a bit floppy – no good for making a puppet with! Cut your snowman out and stick it to a craft stick using some selotape.

snowman paper plate craft popsicle stick

One the paint on your paper plate is dry add some snowflake stickers and cut a line through the middle of the paper plate making sure that it doesn’t reach either side (you don’t want to cut your paper plate in half) I find it’s best and much safer if we stick the scissors through the paper plate into some play dough or kinetic sand.

You can now push your snowman puppet into your paper plate and your craft is ready to play with! If you like this snowman paper plate craft don’t forget to pin the image at the bottom of this post or bookmark it so that you have this idea to hand when you need it. If you’d like to try some more snowman activities with your kids how about this sensory bottle from Little Bins for Little Hands or this expanding snowman from The Science Kiddo?

We’ve got loads more ideas for winter paper plate crafts to do with the kids, why not try out this snowflake paper plate twirler¬†which looks great hanging up.

Snowflake Paper Plate Twirler 300

And of course don’t forget our little penguin paper plate craft which is super cute!

movable penguin paper plate craft 300

Finally these paper plate polar bears were a huge hit with my kids.

polar bear craft for kids 300

movable snowman paper plate craft for kids


  1. 2nd January 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Such a fun winter craft for kids to do. We didn’t get any snow this winter (yet!) so a snowy craft would be great to do with the kids.

  2. Nicola
    2nd January 2018 / 3:50 pm

    These are cute – I really like the one with the penguins!

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