Easy Snowman Kids Craft with Cotton Rounds

This little snowman ornament is a fun and easy craft for kids. Combine fluffy white cotton rounds with a sporty felt top-hat in this simple activity. This friendly snowman adds a touch of winter 'snow' to the Christmas tree!

kids snowman Christmas ornament craft


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A snowman character brings extreme cuteness to your holiday decorations.

With a smiling face and jaunty cap, a snowman is a fun ornament for kids to make.

In this activity, fluffy cotton rounds provide sensory and math play. Kids explore the different textures and shapes of the craft materials as they build a cute little snowman.

This is a fun way to add STEM to your holiday preschool crafts.

Related: Foam Ball Snowman STEM 

Felt snowman craft

Supplies for a snowman decoration

  • felt
  • chenille stem
  • hole punch
  • cotton rounds


Instructions for a snowman decoration

Prepare the activity

kids snowman ornament craft


Step 1. Cut out the felt pieces as shown in the photo: carrot nose; scarf; stovepipe hat with brim and topper.

Step 2. Hole punch the center of each felt piece as well as each cotton round.

The 'stovepipe' part of the hat does not need a hole punch. This is a rectangle shape rolled into a cylinder and glued to secure. 


Snowman craft with cotton rounds


Instructions for kids

Thread the pieces onto the chenille stem.

The order of threading in the illustration is : scarf > cotton round > carrot nose > cotton rounds > hat brim > stovepipe hat > top of hat


  • Bend one end of the chenille stem over about 1/2 inch (2.5 cm) to prevent the felt pieces from sliding off as you thread them onto the chenille stem.

  • Build the snowman according to a sample already assembled, or simply start adding and removing pieces until the desired snowman is achieved!

  • Make the snowman bigger or smaller by adding or removing cotton rounds.

When your snowman is completed, bend the top of the chenille stem to form a hanger, to attach your ornament to the tree. 


 Snowman Christmas ornament kids can make with cotton rounds and felt


This activity provides some fine motor practice while exercising critical thinking.

Kids can build a snowman by following your sample, or by experimenting through trial and error.

Either way, by engaging with the materials, they'll explore and discover hands-on with this activity.

The result will be a whole lot of snowman cuteness!


snowman ornament kids craft with cotton rounds


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