Make a little snowman toilet paper roll craft to add to your winter decorations! My son and I love snowmen and we have quite a few snowmen decorations around our house this winter. Unfortunately for my son, most of them are fragile and can’t be used as toys, so this craft was the perfect thing to make. As you can see in the picture, our snowman went on an outdoor adventure and found himself stuck in a plant. Don’t worry, another toilet paper roll craft saved him 🙂
- 1 empty toilet paper roll
- white paper
- 2 googly eyes
- orange paper (or color a carrot nose on white paper)
- 1 pipe cleaner
- 3 pom-poms
- glue/glue dots
- stapler (optional)
This is just one way to make a toilet paper. I don’t expect anyone to run out to a craft store for supplies. Please feel free to make substitutions!
Measure your toilet paper roll by laying it on a piece of white paper and marking how tall your toilet paper roll is. Then wrap the paper around to see the width. Cut your paper out. This is a good opportunity for preschoolers to practice cutting straight lines.
Now that you have your white rectangle, glue it onto your toilet paper roll. Sometimes the edges just don’t want to stay down, so you can use a stapler to better secure the paper to the toilet paper roll.
Time to make a face for your snowman. I cut out a “carrot” nose from orange paper. My son attached his googly eyes and then glued on the nose. He chose to draw a smile on his snowman. I think it would also be cute to make a smile out of little black dots to look like coal (maybe for our next one).
Its decorating time! My son picked 3 red pom-poms to be buttons and red pipe cleaner to be the snowman’s scarf. Pick out your favorite colors! First we twisted the pipe cleaner around the snowman to make the scarf. Then, we used white school glue to attach the pom-poms. Glue dots would great for attaching pom-poms if you have some on hand. Now that you’ve finished decorating, pick out a great spot to display your snowman!