Dollar Store Snowman Craft with Popsicle Sticks

Winter crafts come no better than this Dollar Store Snowman Craft with Popsicle Sticks which is great fun for kids who want to build a snowman when there is no snow outside. 

popsicle stick snowman craft

I love making crafts with popsicle sticks! They are so cheap to buy and you can make virtually anything with them! You just need some paints, markers, other basic craft materials and a free craft tutorial!

A trip to the Dollar Store is a must if you want to make some frugal kids crafts!

I have made other Winter crafts with popsicle sticks including my Hot Cocoa craft

This year we have had very little snow and my kids are devastated as they love building snowmen. As a result we have had to do lots of fun snowman crafts indoors. 

Some of my favorites include my Snowman wreath craft and my Melted Snowman craft

snowman wreath craft procedure and instructions

Melted snowman craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please find my Snowman craft step by step craft process with images to help you make these adorable snowmen!

popsicle stick snowman craft

Dollar Store Snowman Craft with Popsicle Sticks

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: medium
Estimated Cost: free

Winter crafts come no better than this Dollar Store Snowman Craft with Popsicle Sticks which is great fun for kids who want to build a snowman when there is no snow outside. 

Materials

  • Craft Sticks, Jumbo (12) – Dollar Store
  • Chenille Stem (1) – Dollar Store
  • Pom Poms (2) – Dollar Store
  • Wiggle Eyes (4) – Dollar Store
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – White, Black, Pink, Light Blue
  • Craft Foam, Orange – Dollar Store
  • Wooden Snowflake Stickers (2) – Dollar Store
  • Rhinestones, Clear – Dollar Store
  • Ribbon - Scrap
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Marker - Black
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Instructions

STEP 1

Gather all supplies. To create each snowman, line up five jumbo craft sticks on your work surface. Lay one craft stick across the first snowman as a hat brim and draw a line with a pencil. 

Paint the top portion of the craft sticks and brim with black acrylic craft paint. Paint the bottom portion of the craft sticks and the second snowman with white acrylic craft paint.

Set aside to let paint dry, and apply a second coat, if you like coverage is not good enough.

You may let your kids do the first coat of paint.

STEP 2

Attach the hat brim to the snowman with a glue gun and glue sticks. An adult or older child can do this part.

Using scissors, trim the final jumbo craft stick in half and glue to the top and bottom of the back of the second snowman. You can see how it should look in the picture below.

TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry.  This might be the way you do it if you are doing this Winter craft with younger kids or if you do not have a glue gun.

STEP 3

Cut two triangle carrot noses from orange craft foam. The size of the nose is up to you. You may wish to trace the triangle outline for younger kids and help them with the cutting.

Attach two googly eyes and a carrot nose to each snowman with a glue gun and glue sticks.

dollar store snowman craft for kids

STEP 4

Measure and cut a scrap of ribbon as the hat band, and glue to the top hat snowman.

To create the earmuffs, measure and cut a silver tinsel pipe cleaner to 8” long. Bend into a “U” shape and glue to either side of the craft stick snowman.

Attach pom poms over the cut end of each stem using a glue gun and glue sticks.

snowman winter popsicle stick craft for kids

The color of the pipe cleaner and pom poms is up to you but I think these colors are very Wintry together. If you were making this snowman craft for Christmas you may wish to use red and green instead.

STEP 5

Paint a rosy cheek on each snowman with pink acrylic craft paint. Basecoat two wooden snowflakes with light blue acrylic craft paint. Draw a smile on each snowman with a black marker. 

My little boy wanted to draw a frown. When I asked why, he said because it is getting warm and the snowman does not want to melt!

TIP: Use craft foam snowflake stickers, or punch snowflakes from cardstock. Use what you have to hand.

STEP 6

Attach snowflakes to snowmen with a glue gun and glue sticks. To finish, place a self-adhesive rhinestone in the center of each snowflake.

Notes

Create these Dollar Store Craft Stick Snowmen to work on shapes (triangle nose, round eyes etc.), cutting (fine motor skills practice), color and counting with the kiddos.

You could make lots of these and gift them to friends and family. Why not make them with different colored hats and earmuffs. 

Someone suggested using these as place names at a Winter themed party. I guess you could do that at a kids Birthday party.

Can you think of any other Winter craft ideas you may do with popsicle sticks. I have a list of popsicle stick crafts for all year long!

Maybe you could make a sledge for going down a snow hill? Or how about some Winter artic animals such as polar bears and penguins?!

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