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Igloo Craft With Cotton Balls

This igloo craft with cotton balls is one of the easiest winter crafts for children that will use up some extra cotton wool in the bathroom medicine cabinet. 

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Easy Igloo Craft DIY for Kids

This igloo craft will need some cotton balls from the bathroom. You will need approximately thirty of them. If you do not have any close to hand you can get these cheap from The Dollar Store. 

Other than the cotton balls, all you need is some glue and a piece of paper.

Igloos are actually made of blocks of ice, and it is incredible to watch them built. 

This is a fun craft to make in school or at home, it is not messy and the supplies are few, making it cheap and affordable. This is igloo craft preschool is very quick to make. 

You can always add a little Eskimo to the doorway of your igloo too! Or maybe you might want to try my eskimo craft with paper plate!

This is one of my favorite cotton ball crafts for kids! If you want to know how to make an igloo follow my easy step by step craft directions below. 

Easy Winter Crafts: How to Make Igloo with Paper and Cotton

Grab your cotton balls, a piece of paper and some glue. Let’s get crafting to make your cotton ball igloo! One of my favorite Winter crafts for preschoolers!

Cotton balls igloo

Igloo Craft With Cotton Balls

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes 2 seconds
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes 2 seconds
Difficulty: easy

A fun soft Winter craft idea which enables little kids to make their own cotton ball igloo


  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Marker, or pencil


    Step #1:

Take about 15 of your cotton balls and cut them in half. Make sure the cut is along the same was as the grain so you have flat pieces.

Step #2:

Draw out your igloo outline. Fill half of it with glue, then stack your cotton balls in three rows.

Repeat this for the other half. Make sure not to put any blocks on your door area.

Step #3:

For this part you will use some cotton balls that are NOT cut in half. Glue these around the border of your door.

This way they will stand out further than the walls of your igloo - giving a three dimensional affect.

Step #4:

Take 4-5 cotton balls and stretch them apart so they are stringy.

Step #5:

Glue these stringy pieces of cotton balls across the bottom of your igloo, as the ground.


How about sticking this cotton ball igloo onto a Christmas card for your grandparents!

Look at that! We’ve got a 3D igloo model with cotton balls so it won’t melt either!

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More Easy Winter Crafts Like This One:

Create a polar bear to roam around you igloo with our polar bear preschool craft.

Keep warm this winter with some tasty snowman soup

These are great because they are also something with a soft feel so there some interaction with a variety of your senses. 

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