Winter is not my favorite season. Snow is beautiful, but I cannot abide cold weather. I simply cannot.
Which makes winter the best season of all for crafting! And that’s why I love this super cute and easy pinecone snowman craft for kids! This is an awesome art activity for a cold winter day, since you don’t have to leave the safety of your heated home to make it.
Just be sure to gather up the pinecones in advance if you want to avoid stepping out your front door on a particularly blustery day.
With the right decorations, you could even use this snowman craft to make an entire winter scene! Plus, they’d make adorable table decorations if you’re having company soon.
Read on to see how to make these with your own kids! And for more winter crafting, don’t miss our simple coffee filter snowman craft that even little ones can make!
Easy Pinecone Snowman Craft for Kids
A note before you get started on this pinecone snowman craft for kids, a hot glue gun is necessary for some of the steps.
Be sure you don’t leave the kids alone with this tool and perform those steps yourself before letting the kids go on with the project.
Notes for adult caution are included in the steps below.
To make this simple pinecone snowman craft for kids, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- 3 pine cones
- 9 cotton balls
- 6 small pom-poms (assorted colors)
- 9 mini black pom-poms
- 6 small googly eyes
- Brown and orange chenille stems
- White felt
- Child-safe scissors
- Low-temperature hot glue gun (for use by adults only)
To make the snowmen’s head, cut three 1-inch circles out of the white felt. The kids can do this part if you use child-safe scissors. Cut the brown chenille stem into six 2-inch pieces and six ½-inch pieces.
Fold the ½-inch pieces around the ends of the 2-inch pieces to create arms. Then cut the orange chenille stem into three ½-inch pieces for the carrot nose.
NOTE: This step should be completed by an adult.
Use the hot glue gun to attach two googly eyes, the carrot nose, and three mini black pom-poms on each white felt circle. Set these aside.
Pull the cotton balls apart. Push the cotton pieces into the pinecones to cover them with “snow”.
NOTE: This step should be performed by an adult. Use the hot glue gun to glue one of the snowmen heads to the top front of each pinecone.
Then attach two colored pom-poms vertically down the front of the pinecone to make “buttons”. Glue one arm to each side of the pinecone.
And you’re done!
You and the kids can make an adorable family of snowmen and snowwomen!
This snowman craft for kids is such a cute way to spend some winter crafting time with your little ones!
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Get even more ideas for winter fun on my Winter Activities for Kids Pinterest board!