Handmade gifts are a great way to show someone special a little bit of love. These super cute snowman sweet jars were so easy make, I made these for the kids in our family and filled them full of their favorite sweets/chocolates for Christmas and they just LOVED them! These are also great as homemade hot choccy jars too!
Here’s what i used
Pom pom maker
Coloured pom poms
How to make a snowman sweet jar
Start by making a large pom pom roughly the same size as the lid of your jar. If you haven’t made a pom pom before you can find an easy guide to making one with and without a pom pom maker here.
Next we need to make the snowman’s cozy earmuffs. To do this take a small length of pipecleaner and glue a pom pom on both ends. Add any other optional decorations such as bows and the glue the ear muffs into place on the pom pom snowman.
Glue on two Googly eyes and a pom pom nose
Next cut out a long strip of coloured felt to make the scarf. Make several snips in each end and then use your glue gun to attach the scarf onto the jar lid as above.
Glue the pom pom head onto the scarf and jar lid and once dry your snowman sweet jars are finished! These are great as homemade Christmas decor or for gifting to loved ones!
Winter is well on it’s way and the weather is certainly getting colder. The last couple of nights I’ve found myself waking up to put the heating on and wearing a pair of socks to bed! Some parts of the UK have even seen snow over the last few days. I do love snow, it looks beautiful and it’s so much fun to play in, we love snowball fights, building snowmen and tobogganing – there are some great hills around here. However, we live in a small village in the middle of nowhere so its not the most practical! My son is desperate for a white Christmas and with the weather being like it is at the moment it definitely seems like it could be possible. Maybe it’s time for us to stock up the food cupboards in case we get snowed in! All this talk about snow is what what inspired today’s craft, this wobbly paper plate melted snowman. Isn’t he fun?
To give the snowman that melted look, take a pair of scissors and trim around the edge of the paper plate to create a wavy pattern.
Cut out a circle for the snowman’s face (we cut ours from a second plate), then make a spring so that it can be attached. To make the spring all you need to do is cut out two equal strips of paper and glue them at a right angle. Take turns folding one strip over the other and once you reach the end glue the two loose ends together.
Give the snowman a face by gluing on two round eyes, a mouth and a carrot shaped nose.
Glue one end of the spring to the center of the paper plate and then the snowman head to the remaining end. Cut out two twiggy arms and glue one either side of the snowman’s head.
Finish off the adorable plate snowman by adding any extra melted decorations; we added a top hat, some buttons and some mittens. Leave to dry and your snowman is finished!
This cute little shape snowman is another one that we came up with to suit both of my little ones. my son really enjoyed using the scissors to cut out his shapes and my little girl loved gluing down the shapes that i had cut out for her to build her snowman! As an added bonus my daughter was even able to identify circles after making hers – it was a very proud mummy moment! It’s scary how time flies, i remember when crafting was just her using her hands to spread paint everywhere (including the walls!) Now she joins in with ‘big kid’ crafts and is starting to recognize shapes! it’s just crazy how fast that time has passed. If you enjoy these shape crafts let us know and we’ll share some more ideas
Here’s what we used
Coloured backing card
How to make a shape snowman craft
You’ll want to start by cutting out the shapes for your snowman. We used circles for; the body, head, eyes, mouth and buttons and then rectangles for; the arms, fingers, hat and scarf and then a triangle for the nose.
Start by gluing down the main body circles of the snowman. Glue on the arms and fingers either side of the body.
Add the rectangles for the hat and scarf…
Then finish off by adding some circles for the eyes, mouth and buttons. Then finish by sticking down the triangle nose! Why not decorate the snowman some more by adding some round snowflakes or maybe some square presents?! Our snowmen are called Jingle and Ben, what did your little one name theirs?