We were inspired to make these cute little toilet roll snowmen after spotting some similar ones at the local Christmas tree festival. They’re very simple to make and would be a good craft activity for preschool-age children or above. My 6-year-old was able to make hers by herself, but younger children may need a little help here and there.
You will need:
- A toilet roll tube
- White paper
- Glue stick
- 3 pompoms – 1 small orange pompom and 2 slightly bigger pompoms in another colour
- 2 pipe cleaners – 1 short pipe cleaner the same colour as the 2 pompoms and 1 long pipe cleaner in any colour
- Black marker pen
- Sticky tape (optional)
1) Spread glue all over the toilet roll tube using the glue stick and wrap white paper around the tube to cover, gluing the edge down. Trim the excess paper off with scissors.
2) Wrap the long pipe cleaner around the middle of the white tube and twist in front to fasten to make the snowman’s scarf.
3) Glue the orange pompom in the middle of the top half of the white tube. This will be the snowman’s nose.
4) Stick one end of the short pipe cleaner to the top edge of the white tube. Bend the pipe cleaner across the top of the white tube and stick the other side down. You may need to use a small piece of sticky tape to help secure the ends of the pipe cleaner.
5) Glue a coloured pompom to each side to cover the edges of the short pipe cleaner and finish off the snowman’s earmuffs.
6) Add the snowman’s eyes, mouth and buttons using a black marker pen.
You could also use felt to make the snowman’s scarf, a foam triangle for the snowman’s nose, or add pipe cleaner arms. Perhaps you could also make a snowy scene by sticking a couple of snowmen to a piece of card with cotton wool around them for snow.