Snowman Sculptures

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Learn how to make a snowman using toilet paper rolls, cotton and found objects.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

What You Need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Foam balls (about 2″ in diameter)
  • Cotton balls
  • Chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Googly eyes (or small buttons)
  • Small foam pieces (or construction paper)
  • Glue
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Scissors

What You Do:

Prior to the Class:

  1. Cut the chenille stems into 1-1/2″ to 2″ lengths (2 per student).
  2. Cut chenille stems into 1/4″ lengths (1 per student).
  3. If you don’t have small foam pieces, cut construction paper into small circles, squares and/or triangles (for buttons).
  4. Cut red felt (or construction paper) into small moon shapes (for mouths).

During the Class:

  • Each student receives glue, scissors, a toilet paper roll, a few cotton balls, two googly eyes, two 2″ pieces of chenille stem, one 1/4″ pieces of chenille stem, one red felt half moon (for a mouth), several small foam or construction paper shapes, a small length of Christmas ribbon and one foam ball.

Each student should…

  1. Take the cotton balls and pull them apart so they become thin layers of cotton.
  2. Glue the layers of cotton all over the toilet paper roll.
  3. Glue the foam ball to one end of the roll. This will be the snowman’s head.
  4. Glue eyes, an orange piece of chenille stem and the red half moon shape to the foam ball to create the snowman’s face.
  5. Glue two pieces of chenille stem on either side of the snowman – to create “arms”.
  6. Glue foam shapes on the front of the snowman to create buttons.
  7. Glue the ribbon around the snowman’s neck, as a scarf.