Sticky Snowman Craft for Kids

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Here’s a fun way to make a snowman this winter using contact paper and cardboard!

How to Make A Sticky Snowman

  1. Grab a piec of cardboard.
  2. Trace a plate or bowl, one on top of the other to make the body and head of the snowman.
  3. Cut it out using craft knife or boxcutters.
  4. Cut off a piece of contact paper and peel of the paper backing and stick it on the back of the snowman with the stick side faces up.

Time to Decorate your Snowman

  1. Start building your snowman by adding button for the mouth and body. 
  2. Add buttons for the eyes or you can use googley eyes.
  3. Cut out a carrot nose from orange foam sheets or construction paper. Stick them just below the eyes.
  4. Cut out an scarf from felt and stick it on the neck of your snowman.
  5. Cut a hat from black construction paper and gold sheet and stick it on the top the snowman.

Time to Make your snowman white!

  1. Fill a bowl with some cotton balls and invite your child to now cover the rest of the snow man with cotton ball for snow!
  2. They can either stick on whole cotton balls or pull them apart or use one or two balls and dab it on the contact paper leaving white fluff as your go!

Finishing up your Snowman

  1. This part is optional. Paint around the snowman on the cardboard using washable paint.
  2. Add some snowflakes all around as well or glitter.
  3. On the back, tape or glue a piece of string to allow you to hang the snowman on the wall or even on your tree. You can also gift it to a teacher, loved one or a friend!

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Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers, and preschoolers, kindergarten aged children 18 months old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is medium. Use a tray to keep the paint and glitter from getting everywhere.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, number recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.


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  • Cardboard
  • Contact Paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Buttons
  • Foam sheet
  • Felt
  • Scissors

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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

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Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

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