Christmas Snowman Craft for Preschoolers

Christmas Snowman Craft for Preschoolers
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Do you ever use store-bought pasta sauce?

How about salsa?

Jelly? Olives? Pickles? Applesauce?

If so, I bet you’re throwing away all those jar lids when you and your kids could be making a cute winter snowman out of them.

After reading this post, you’ll know exactly how to turn 3 of those jar lids into a snowman.

 

Materials Needed for Snowman Craft

 

Supplies for Snowman Crafts

 

Snowman Craft Directions

  1. Paint the front side of your paint stir stick white. Paint 2-3 layers for best coverage. (NOTE: We used a stir stick from a local hardware store, so we needed to cover their logo. If you’re just using a blank stick, you can skip this step and just paint it blue.)

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  3. Make sure to move your paint stick over to the other side of the paper once you paint the first layers, so that it won’t stick to the paper.

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  5. Once the paint is dry, paint a layer of blue paint over the white paint.

    Paint stick blue

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  7. While the blue layer is drying, paint the top of the lids white. Paint 2-3 layers for the best coverage.

    Paint jar lids white

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  9. While the lids are drying, flip the stir stick over and paint the other side blue.

    Paint inside of stick blue

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  11. Flip the lids over, and paint the insides white. Again, paint 2-3 layers for the best coverage.

    Paint inside of jar lid white

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  13. Cut a strip of blue felt approximately 12 inches long, and 1 inch wide.

    Cut out blue felt

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  15. Tie the felt “scarf” around the handle of the stir stick. Tie it in a double knot on the right side.

    Snowman scarf tied around stick

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  17. Hot glue the smallest lid onto the stir stick above the scarf.

    Small lid glued on top

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  19. Hot glue the medium and large lids below the scarf.

    Lids glued on to make snowman

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  21. Hot glue the blue pom poms down the middle of the medium lid.

    Hot glue pom poms

     

    Glue on blue pom poms

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  23. Remove the backing and place the self-adhesive wiggle googly eyes on the small lid.

    Add googly eyes

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  25. Cut a carrot-shaped nose out of the orange foam, and stick it to the small lid.

    Cut orange foam for snowman carrot

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  27. Stick rhinestone gems in the shape of a smile onto the small lid.

    Peel off rhinestone gems

    Make snowmans smile

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  29. Flip the stir stick over, and hot glue the twigs to the back of the stick.

    Add twigs to back of snowman

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    Add twigs to back of snowman

     

  31. Now your snowman is now ready to enjoy!

    Finished snowman craft with upcycled lids

 

More Christmas Activities for Kids

 

Snowman craft for preschoolers

Snowman Craft with Upcycled Jar Lids

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • Paint stir stick
  • White acrylic craft paint
  • Light blue acrylic craft paint
  • Paper bag or cardboard to use for paint drips
  • 3 jar lids in small, medium, and large sizes
  • Sheet of blue felt
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Orange self-adhesive foam sheet
  • Blue self-adhesive rhinestone gems
  • Small blue craft pom-poms
  • Pipe cleaners or twigs

Tools

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes

Instructions

  1. Paint the front side of your paint stir stick white. Paint 2-3 layers for best coverage.
  2. Once the paint is dry, paint a layer of blue paint over the white paint.
  3. While the blue layer is drying, paint the top of the lids white. Paint 2-3 layers for the best coverage.
  4. While the lids are drying, flip the stir stick over and paint the other side blue
  5. Flip the lids over, and paint the insides white. Again, paint 2-3 layers for the best coverage.
  6. Cut a strip of blue felt approximately 12 inches long, and 1 inch wide. Tie the felt “scarf” around the handle of the stir stick. Tie it in a double knot on the right side.
  7. Hot glue the smallest lid onto the stir stick above the scarf and the medium and large lids below the scarf. 
  8. Hot glue the medium and large lids below the scarf.
  9. Hot glue the blue pom poms down the middle of the medium lid.
  10. Place the googly eyes, a carrot-shaped nose cut out of the orange felt, and rhinestone gems in the shape of a smile on the small lid.
  11. Flip the stick over and glue twigs on the back for arms.

Notes

If you're using a plain paint stick with no logo or lettering, you can skip painting the stick white and simply paint it blue.

Pipe cleaners can be substituted for twigs.

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Snowman craft with upcycled lids



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