Making a snowman using soap

One of the tags for #SnapHappyBritMums this month was frost/ice/snow. With no sign of any of these, it inspired me to have some messy play time with Jessica and make some ‘snow’ out of soap so that she could build a snowman.


Jessica making a snowman out of soap - "Making a snowman using soap"


I heated a bar of soap in the microwave for 2 minutes and then added a little water and mixed it together to make it slightly sticky. Whilst it was cooling, we made a hat for the snowman out of black card. A hole punch was perfect for making circles for eyes and buttons. We also cut out an orange triangle for the nose. Finally, we used twigs from the garden for arms.


Jessica concentrating on putting the eyes on her soap snowman


Jessica loved squidging the ‘snow’ in her hands and squashing it on the table. She spent a few minutes just exploring the texture and playing with it before we rolled it into two balls and started creating our snowman.


Jessica exploring the texture of the soap before making her snowman

Our final snowman has a few more arms than the average snowman. I wish I had that many arms sometimes!  As you can see, Jessica was very pleased with the end result. It was a lovely simple messy play activity. We had a lot of fun playing with our soapy “snow”.


A very happy Jessica with her finished "snowman"

Jessica's finished soapy "snowman"

8 thoughts on “Making a snowman using soap

  1. Oh this looks like so much fun! I’m fairly sure my mum did something like this with us when we were kids, but using soap flakes.
    Thanks for linking up with #WeekendBlogHop!

  2. Grace says – What a great idea for some messy play and the Snowman is AWESOME.
    Lucas says – It’s messy play which means that I love it! I think this is the best model Snowman I have ever seen 🙂
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

    1. Thank you so much Grace and Lucas – Jessica was so proud of it. Lovely to link up to #minicreations and look forward to joining you again this week 🙂

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