Let me set the scene for you: It’s a Saturday. I’m eight months pregnant, fighting a terrible head cold, and my husband has to pull a double shift. To top it off – we’re getting a snowstorm so the kids and I can’t leave the house.
As much as I’d like everyone to think I’m all sunshine and rainbows, I’m mom-enough to admit I was going a little batty at the idea of a long day indoors with nothing planned.
So I pulled out my trusty art bin, put on some Christmas music, told the kids to stay in their pajamas, and we got to work!
One hour later, after a flurry of paper scraps and a small glitter explosion, we had our finished product: Snowmen made out of our names!
They turned out so well I turned our template into a free download for you!
Here’s a list of supplies needed to make your own snowmen – pretty basic stuff, I’m sure you have most of it (if not all of it) already on hand!
Note: If you have little ones and do lots of crafts be sure to pick up some Glue Dots! They are, by far, my favorite time-saving creative tool!
These snowmen are so easy to make! Just follow the simple steps below:
- DOWNLOAD + PRINT. Download the template by clicking here. Then print and cut out your pieces.
- GLUE. Glue together your snowman. You’ll need one “snowball” for each letter of your name, plus one extra for a head.
- WRITE. Write your name on the snowman body. One letter per circle. (You can adjust this based on your child’s age and writing skills. My five-year-old wrote his own name. For my three-year-old, I wrote her name in pencil and she traced over the letters with a black marker.)
- DECORATE. Add hats, scarves, faces, and arms. Get creative!
After we were done my son hung up these masterpieces in our “art gallery” (also known as: our hallway). Every time I walk by they make me smile!