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paper plate melted snowman winter craft for kids

Winter is well on it’s way and the weather is certainly getting colder. The last couple of nights I’ve found myself waking up to put the heating on and wearing a pair of socks to bed! Some parts of the UK have even seen snow over the last few days. I do love snow, it looks beautiful and it’s so much fun to play in, we love snowball fights, building snowmen and tobogganing – there are some great hills around here. However, we live in a small village in the middle of nowhere so its not the most practical! My son is desperate for a white Christmas though and with the weather being like it is at the moment it definitely seems like it could be a possible. Maybe it’s time for us to stock up the food cupboards in case we get snowed in! All this talk about snow is what what inspired todays craft, this wobbly paper plate melted snowman. Isn’t he fun?

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plates
  • Coloured card/paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Coloured foam (we used this for the hat and mitts but card/paper works perfectly too!)

How to make our wobbly paper plate snowman craft

To give the snowman that melted look, take a pair of scissors and trim around the edge of the paper plate to create a wavy pattern.

Cut out a circle for the snowman’s face (we cut ours from a second plate), then make a spring so that it can be attached.  To make the spring all you need to do is cut out two equal strips of paper and glue them at a right angle. Take turns folding one strip over the other and once you reach the end glue the two loose ends together.

Give the snowman a face by gluing on two round eyes, a mouth and a carrot shaped nose.

paper plate melted snowman winter craft for kids

Glue one end of the spring to the centre of the paper plate and then the snowman head to the remaining end. Cut out two twiggy arms and glue one either side of the snowman’s head.

paper plate melted snowman winter craft for kids

Finish off the adorable plate snowman by adding any extra melted decorations; we added a top hat, some buttons and some mittens. Leave to dry and your snowman is finished!

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