Christmas is upon us and it is time to start creating and crafting. One of my favorite things to do is to make homemade cards to give to friends and family. This little snowman Christmas card is the ideal kid's craft project that can be an ornament or tucked away and sent to a family member. It doesn't get any easier or more fun than this!
DIY Snowman Christmas Card
If your kids like making a DIY gift for family, especially grandparents, then this is going to be a hit this year. You just need a few supplies and it's definitely kid-friendly. They can customize their snowman, make it as an ornament, put it on a gift, or just hand it over to their family on Christmas day!
Make sure you check out this 3D Christmas tree card, the magical gift box 3D Christmas card, and this list of other easy handmade Christmas card ideas too. You'll find inspiration on all of these for your own customized card for friends and family this year.
What Can I Use to Decorate the Snowman?
This is such a perfect craft for kids because it lets them get creative and use their imagination. We all know a snowman has a scarf, a hat, a few buttons, and a face. Sometimes you see a corn cob pipe or carrot nose. When making a paper snowman, the possibilities are endless for giving it the look you want, or they want. Below are some items to keep on hand for creating your own unique snowman!
- Foam paper
- Scrap fabric
- Pom poms
- Construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Fake snow
- Cotton balls
- Googly eyes
Use these options to give your snowman a new look. Add cotton balls for texture, googly eyes to make it look goofy, or glitter and sequins to create a sparkling snowman. Have fun creating and let the kids go crazy using their imaginations to make a truly unique snowman.
Can I Hang This on The Tree?
Absolutely! While I label this a Christmas card, it can be an ornament instead. As mentioned above, it's all about your imagination and what you create. Since this has an opening you can write inside, it is a natural card, but a hole punch and ribbon at the top turn it into an ornament in seconds! Tape the back to a gift and use it as a gift tag. Just have fun making this with the kids.
What Kind of Paper is Best for Making a DIY Card?
You can use any paper for this project. Construction paper is most commonly used when working with kids because it is durable and cheap. You can also use copy paper, craft paper, or if you want this to be more traditional, you can use cardstock.
If using cardstock, remember that it is thicker and more difficult to fold, so you may want to do the folding on your own if working with younger kids. Otherwise, just be creative and use what you have on hand. You can even grab snowflake scrapbook paper for this to look even more unique!
Can This Be Mailed in a Regular Envelope?
Yes. This snowman will fit inside of a regular envelope to mail to friends and family. When you mail it, be sure to have it weighed before adding the stamps. It might require more postage than a traditional letter. Of course, if you are going to add a lot of extras to it that are thick or stick out, it may be better to mail in a bubble mailer rather than a traditional envelope.
- White paper
- Pipe cleaner
- Googly eyes
- Pom poms
- Foam paper
- Black marker
- Orange marker
- Pen or pencil
How to Make a Snowman Christmas Card
Fold a piece of white paper in half.
Use something round to trace two circles by each other, one small, and the other large as shown, so that the edge are on the fold of the paper.
Cut out the snowman leaving one side intact.
Glue googly eyes just below the earmuffs in the center of the head.
Glue a piece of pipe cleaner around the top circle.
Add pom poms to both sides to create earmuffs.
Use a marker to draw a carrot nose and dots for the smile.
Cut out two strips of foam paper and attach a criss-cross on the bottom circle to create a scarf.
Glue on buttons down the middle below the scarf.
Cut out two shapes from tan or yellow paper that look like sticks with three sticks on the end - for hands. Attach those on the back of the snowman.
Write a message inside and gift!
More Fun Christmas Kids Crafts
Keeping the kids busy at Christmas is a big project and that means I like having tons of fun little ideas they can make. Below you'll find a few more of my favorite craft ideas that are all about Christmas and ideal to keep the kids busy. Print out the tutorials, pin the posts to Pinterest, or bookmark to your browser to reference soon! Have fun creating for the holiday season!
- 40 Fun Christmas Kid's Crafts Perfect for Winter Break
- 35+ Adorable Christmas Craft Stick Projects for Kids
- Easy Pom Pom Ball Christmas Ornament Kids Craft
- Classic Toilet paper Roll Santa, Snowman, or Elf
- Fun Pipe Cleaner Jingle Bell Ornament
- Fold a piece of white paper in half.
- Use something round to trace two circles by each other, one small, and the other large as shown, so that the edge are on the fold of the paper.
- Cut out the snowman leaving one side intact.
- Glue a piece of pipe cleaner around the top circle.
- Add pom poms to both sides to create earmuffs.
- Glue googly eyes just below the earmuffs in the center of the head.
- Use a marker to draw a carrot nose and dots for the smile.
- Cut out two strips of foam paper and attach a criss-cross on the bottom circle to create a scarf.
- Glue on buttons down the middle below the scarf.
- Cut out two shapes from tan or yellow paper that look like sticks with three sticks on the end - for hands. Attach those on the back of the snowman.
- Write a message inside and gift!
Use any colors you prefer for the accessories.
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Finished Project Gallery
I love this idea for gifting to grandparents with a special note and date written inside by your kids!
You can even spray them with glitter to make them sparkle!