Cardboard Tube Snowmen
These Cardboard Tube Snowmen are a great craft for youngsters and the supplies are simple to accumulate and use. You probably have most of them in your home already.
Toilet Paper Rolls
To get started, you’re going to need toilet paper rolls!! Just decide how your going to cover your rolls. I have paper and paint in the getting started picture, but we also used felt. I grabbed some buttons and orange card stock for their faces.
For the HAT, I used an arm band. I’ve seen people use socks, but I thought the arm band was super cute.
For the ear muffs, we used some pom pom balls and a pipe cleaner. Once we had our materials we were ready to get crafting!!
I used white card stock and traced out my toilet paper roll. I wanted make sure the toilet paper roll was completely covered with paper.
I had my two year old paint his toilet paper roll since that would be easiest for him to do.
Since my oldest is becoming a BIG BOY crafter, I let him use my “Trusty” hot glue gun (supervised of course) and he did a great job!! He was very excited to use it.
He hot glued on the eyes, nose and mouth. I cut out orange card stock for the “carrot” nose.
I added glue to spots where I wanted my 2 year old to add his buttons and nose. That worked out perfect for him. I know if I let him use the glue himself it would be all over the place.
For Younger Kids Your Can Use Regular Glue For the Face Glue on Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth
I did a couple different styles for the hats. My 5 year old wanted ear muffs. We cut a pipe cleaner to the length we needed and hot glued it into place. Then, we picked out some SPARKLY pom pom balls and hot glued those to the bottom of the pipe cleaner. Then add the ear muffs to your snowman.
I used the arm band for my two year old’s snowman, since that would be the easiest for him. Well, I thought so…he wanted to take the arm band and run around with it!
Once we were DONE with our snowmen, my little guy thought we needed some arms. We went out into the backyard, and grabbed a ton of little sticks.
Then, I used my “Handy Dandy” X-Acto knife and cut small slits on the sides of the snowmen and gently pushed in the sticks.
My boys did such a great job with their snowmen!!
Quick Tip: Keep the slits small, and you WON’T need glue to keep the arms in place!
Hi, I'm Courtney! I am a mommy to 3 great boys and wife to a LOVING husband. Crafts by Courtney is where I make easy-to-follow craft tutorials, and post all the DIY parties I've made!