This easy pom pom printed snowman craft for kids would make a really simple winter art project or craft or you could use it to make a sweet handmade Christmas card too! It’s a great craft for younger kids because it doesn’t matter if the ‘snow’ isn’t all perfectly lined up – after all who has ever managed to make a snowman without bits falling off here and there?! Or any printed snow that’s on the page could be part of a little snow flurry. Plus this easy painting technique is good for fine motor skills too.
In this post I’ll be telling you how to make this easy pom pom printed snowman craft as well as my tips for making it and some more ideas for easy snowman crafts for kids.
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About Pom Pom Printing
I love pom pom printed crafts just as a nice alternative to always grabbing a pen or paintbrush but they do have other benefits to them as well because of the pinching grip that your child needs to use. Christie from MamaOT is an occupational therapist and has a really good post about the fine motor benefits of painting with pom poms and suggests an idea for where to put a paint pot that can help as a crossing the midline activity too.
If your child doesn’t like pinching pom poms to paint with (it can be a bit messy which some kids don’t like) you could adapt this craft by using a peg to hold the pom poms like we have with these Autumn tree painting ideas.
Pom Pom Printed Snowman Craft
Start this craft by grabbing a plate and pouring some white paint into it, using a plate means that you can easily dab your pom pom into the paint (and is harder to knock over than a paint pot!)
Grab a pom pom, I love the way they look a bit like little snowballs for this craft. We used a pink one for this craft so you could see where the paint was but white pom poms would be nice to use for that reason.
Dipping the pom pom into the paint print the snowman’s body onto some coloured card. I would recommend card over paper for this craft because paper can go a bit soggy if you end up with lots of paint on it.
Once the paint is dry cut out an triangle from orange card and then stick it on to make a carrot nose for your snowman.
Next up is the scarf. I’ve done mine as three separate rectangle shapes to make it easier to cut and I’ve also made small cuts into the end of the scarf to make it look a bit more like a woollen fringe. Be sure to glue these down too.
From brown card or paper cut out some stick shapes for your snowman’s arms. These don’t need to be complicated and a simple thin rectangle would work fine.
Finally draw in some large black dots using a marker pen for the snowman’s eyes and mouth.
Ways To Adapt Your Snowman Craft
- Use wool instead of paper or card to make the snowman’s scarf
- Use smaller pom poms to print snow falling from the sky
- Make a hat for your snowman using coloured card or black card for a top hat
- Add snowflake stickers
Pom Pom Printed Snowman Craft
Make a simple snowman craft that’s great as a winter art idea or could be used as a simple Christmas card design.
- Pom pom
- Black marker
- White paint
- 1 piece Coloured card For the background
- 1 piece Orange card
- 1 piece Coloured card For the snowman’s scarf
- 1 piece Coloured card Brown
- Pour white paint onto the plate.
- Dip the pom pom into the white paint and then dab it onto the card to make a snowman shape, filling in all of the snowman’s body
- Once the paint is dry cut a triangle out of orange card to make the snowman’s nose and glue this on.
- Cut a scarf shape out of coloured card and glue this one (you could use three rectangle shapes to make it easier).
- Cut out stick shapes from brown card and glue these on for the snowman’s arms.
- Draw dots for the snowman’s eyes and mouth using a black marker pen.
More Snowman Crafts for Kids
We love this simple snowman Christmas card for kids.
For a hands on craft using a material we love to play with try this scrunched paper snowman craft.
Like paper plate crafts? This snowman spinner twirls around and is great as a Christmas or winter decoration that you can hang up.