How to Build a Snowman...

3 Hours
Making a Snowman is pretty easy.
All it takes is a little patience and time. (and a few ingredients)
Snowman made with Smoothfoam Balls and Snowtex.
Here’s what you’ll need to make a Snowman:
•2″ Smoothfoam Ball
•3″ Smoothfoam Ball
•4″ Smoothfoam Ball
•White and Orange Acrylic Paint
•Palette Knife
•Paint Brush
•3″ Black Felt Top Hat (I found this at Jo Ann Fabrics)
•Strip of Gingham Fabric
•Strip of Grey Felt
•Small Brads and Holly Embellishment
•Craft Knife
•Craft Glue
•Bamboo Skewers
1. Cut a small section off the bottom of the 4″ Smoothfoam ball so that it sits flat.
2. Cut a couple of 3″ sections from the bamboo skewer. Stick the skewer into the center of the 2″ and 3″ Smoothfoam balls.
3. Add craft glue to the ends of the skewers before sticking the three balls together to form the snowman base. (Allow glue to fully dry before continuing to the next step)
4. Using a palette knife, smooth Snow-tex over Snowman base. Here’s where the patience comes in… Allow a couple of hours for the Snow-tex to completely dry.
5. Paint the entire Snowman base with white acrylic paint. This fills in and helps cover any area missed by the Snow-tex.
6. For a Frosty Look…paint the Snowman base with Craft Twinkles Glitter Paint.
7. Cut a thin strip of grey felt and glue around the base of the hat to create a band. Glue holly embellishment onto band to cover seam. Glue to the top of the Snowman head.
8. Cut a strip of gingham fabric and tie around neck. Cut small slits into the ends of fabric for fringe.
9. Use two small black brads inserted into the head for the eyes. Use five micro black brads insert as the mouth.
10. Cut the pointed end from a bamboo skewer and paint with orange paint. Stick into head for the nose.
Close Up of Mr. Snowman. (isn't he adorable?) For more snowman crafts, make sure to visit my blog. (link below)
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  • Lori Lori on Dec 04, 2015
    Why 3 black felt hats? And I love the snowman !!

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  • Kathy Kathy on Jan 30, 2019

    I am looking for a head for a snowman Christmas tree. I have the hat for the head but I need to put the head on the tree and be able to fit the snow man hat on top. I have a white tree and I put 6 black ornaments down the front for the buttons. I could not find a head until I saw your sizes of those Styrofoam balls.

  • Terry Terry on Nov 16, 2019
    This will be great to display as winter decor after the holidays, too!