DIY: Super Simple Styrofoam Snowman

Fantabulous Christmas Favorites blog hopThis post is a part of the Fantabulous Christmas Favorites blog chain put together by a great group of bloggers. The theme this week is Favorite Christmas DIY Ideas. Be sure to check out all the great ideas shared at the end of this post!

easy, cute snowman craft

Isn’t it cute?? I know my pictures suck and they don’t do justice to this little craft at all. This Styrofoam snowman is pretty easy to make, however it isn’t the most toddler friendly craft. Seth did help by picking out the scarf and hat colors. I also sent him outside to find the sticks for the arms. The rest of the craft is up to you momma’s to make. Unless you have a child eight or older. (I just thought eight sounded like a good number, so use your judgement and don’t get mad at me if your eight year old does something catastrophic while attempting to make this.)
Super Simple Styrofoam Snowman
What you need:
1 large styrofoam ball
1 smaller styrofaom ball (I’m leaving the sizes of these up to you, make it as big or as small as you want it.)
Glittery spray paint
Decorative brads
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Step one: Flatten the top and bottom of the large ball. (I didn’t think to take pictures of this step, sorry about that) Flatten one side of the smaller ball.
Step two: Paint the balls with your beautiful glittery spray paint. A lesson learned at our house though, was no matter how much protection you have on the floor (or where ever you choose to paint these) the glittered will somehow end up all around the house. Allow paint to dry beffore continuing.
Step three: Apply glue to the top of the larger ball and stack the smaller one on top. You all should know how to do this, after all, you are making a snowman. :-)
step three: make a snowman
Step four: Take your cute little decorative brads, we used a glittery blue color, and make a row of buttons on the larger ball.
Your toddler can hand you the brads, it keeps them busy.

Your toddler can hand you the brads, it keeps them busy.

Step five: Make and arrange the scarf. To make the scarf simply cute a strip of felt long enough to go around your snowman’s neck (you may need to tack or glue a couple strips together if you have a larger snowman), fringe the ends. Arrange around your snowman and glue on.
Step five: rrange scarf
Step six: Make hat and glue on. I took forever on the hat, over an hour, but I’m sure if I had planned it differently it wouldn’t have taken so long. Cut a strip of felt and measure around your snowman’s head. This will be the band of the hat, make sure you leave enough room to take the hat on and off. Then cut a circle to fit the band. (I forgot to take pictures here as well.)  Take the band and sew it to the top of the hat, then sew the band together.  Glue may work here too, but don’t quote me on that.
Super Simple Styrofoam Snowman
Step seven: add the stick arms.
easy, cute snowman craft
Ta-da!! Snowman complete. :-) I’m sure your snowman would look cute with a face, I’m going for the Amish doll look simply because I think my attempts at a face would ruin the snowman altogether.

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  1. Thank you so very much for stopping by and sharing on Family Friday Link Up Party! Hope to see you again next week!

    1. I will be back! The only thing I couldn’t figure out was how to put the button for the link up onto my post, since I linked in on my phone…

  2. This looks so cute. I have done this before and loved it! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome, Jill!

  3. Adorable!!!! And looks super duper easy! Pinning!

    1. Thanks, Carli!!

  4. Crystal McClean · · Reply

    What a little cutie that snowman is!

  5. I used to make these as a kid. I honestly think that this may be my favorite holiday craft ever! You are too funny, you made an Amish snowman…Lol

  6. You’re hilarious. This is such a cute craft. I think I’ll let my 5 year old do one and see what kind of snowman Picasso he creates :)

    1. I would love to see how he decorates it!

  7. what a great idea, I hear you on the glitter in the house.. hahaha.. I say I vacuum glitter til easter then easter grass til Christmas. nothing like a little ‘bling’ for the snowman though :) love glitter and sparkle in my life ;)

    1. Pine needles too! I’m still vacuuming some up, whenever I decide to vacuum under the couch that is.:-)

  8. Funny how things come back around. I remember these from the 60′s. Very cute.

    1. Darn. I thought I was being a super creative person. :-( Everything is coming back around I think, the circle of life.

  9. Gosh, it can be an ornament for my Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing.

    1. That’s a great idea Adelin!!! Little mini ones would be so cute!

  10. These are so cute! I love easy crafts that actually turn out great!

  11. Now I know what to do with those last couple of styrofoam balls staring at me in the craft closet. Thanks for the idea!

    1. Awesome!! I’m glad you have some already, I about fell over when I seen the price of balls at the store, at least I can make 6 more snowmen. :-)

  12. I love the glittery look of the Styrofoam! It really does look like snow. Very cute idea!

    1. Thank you! I was kinda worried when I was painting the balls, because it was a whole lot darker wet. Very relieved that it dried such a light color. :-)

  13. Very cute. What a fun project for the kids. :)

    Life With Lorelai

    1. Thanks Lorelai!!!

  14. I like it! I can imagine cutting off the tip of a baby carrot for the nose. :)

    1. The carrot would be perfect! I didn’t even think about using real carrots. You should make one and then show us how much cute it is with the nose. :-)

  15. Very cute idea. We are making a thanksgiving treat next week, and then will give these a try. My toddler lives for crafts and all things to do with the kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Don’t you just love it when the little ones want to help in the kitchen?

  16. Nice..I really like that I idea. Looks simple to make, too!

    1. Thank you.:-) It didn’t take to long, the longest part was sewing the hat.

  17. What a great project! I may get this ready for the kids that will be at my house over Christmas, so they’ll have something fun to do!

    1. I’m sure it would go much faster that way. Then they could just assemble things. You need to come organize my craft directions lol. :-)

      1. I think not LOL You did a great job! I was just thinking of handing all the items to them and sending them to my project room when I needed some peace and quiet LOL

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  22. This would be the perfect craft for us to do. I know she may be little but I can let her help me pick out the sticks…lol It seems extremely simple to do as well. Thanks for sharing!

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