Want to build a snowman with your kids without the torture of bundling up and heading out into the cold? Bring the snow indoors with a cute strand of snowmen made from supplies you probably have around the house. Grab some computer paper, and start building your little dude. Help the kids practice their shapes by talking about which ones it takes to build a snowman. Then, let them work on their scissor-using skills by cutting all the parts out and glueing them together. It’s the perfect way to have fun with snow while staying warm!
Check out the tutorial for the DIY Snowman Garland!
Draw Your Snowman 1 of 5
Have your kids practice their shapes! Drawing out different shapes for the body and face on your own. You can also find the free downloadable printable here.
Color Him In 2 of 5
Cut out the shapes that won't need any color, and color in the ones that do, like the nose and mouth.
Cut Out Your Pieces 3 of 5
Let the kids help out with cutting the pieces you'll need to make the snowman.
String Them Across 4 of 5
Cut out a hole where you can string a piece of twine to make your snowman hang. Have some fun drawing on the facial features, and don't forget to give your snowman some buttons!
Hang Him Up! 5 of 5
Hang your garland up on a windowsill or the mantel for a whimsical, homemade decoration that will make your kids smile.
Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.