Make a DIY Snowman Kit out of Dollar Store supplies and things you have around the house!
Do you live in an area where you get snow? If so, then you probably know how excited kids get when they see the first snow of the season.
We live on the East Coast and usually get at least one good snow day each year, and by good I mean the type of snow that sticks together so you can make snow forts and snow people!
Every year my two boys look all through the house, usually in their wet boots and soaked clothes, to find a hat and other items to deck out their snowman. This year I have a basket all ready for them!
Update: See our snowman at the bottom of this post.
Step 1 – A Container
Use any container you have on hand for this kit. I used this Flexible Plastic Storage Tub from Dollar Tree. It was a perfect size and I like that it’s plastic so the kids can take it out into the snow.
To add a little decoration to my tub, I bought some Dollar Tree Glitter Vinyl. I was too lazy to drag my cutting machine out so I just cut the shapes out with scissors. It worked great and my container was decorated in minutes!
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Step 2 – How to Make A Snowman Top Hat
To make a top hat, you’ll need a few Dollar Tree supplies shown below.
I have a whole post on how to make this cute, full-sized hat! Check out the complete DIY here –> DIY Snowman Hat made from Dollar Store Supplies.
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Step 3 – How to Make a Carrot Nose
If you don’t usually have full-sized carrots in your refrigerator, make one using orange ribbon and aluminum foil.
To make a carrot, start by pulling a large piece of tin foil off the roll. Hot glue a pencil or dowel to the foil first, then begin rolling the foil to form a carrot. Pull or cut away any excess.
Next wrap orange ribbon around the foil. Then wrap green twine around the top. Secure with hot glue as needed.
Can’t find one of the supplies mentioned above? Here are a few other things you could use… Strips of fabric, yarn, twine, or deco mesh
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Step 4 – How to Make Eyes and a Mouth for Your Snowman
I used five small Dollar Tree ball ornaments to make the pieces for a mouth. I gave the ornaments a quick coat of black spray paint to make them look like coal. Then I hot glued the sharpened end of a colored pencil (that I cut in half) to the end of each ornament.
To make the eyes, I cut a Dollar Tree Foam Ball in half and spray-painted both halves black. Again, I pushed the sharpened end of a colored pencil (that I cut in half) into the foam and secured it with a little hot glue.
Can’t find one of the supplies mentioned above? Here are a few other things you could use…Large beads, buttons, bells, jar lids, walnut halves, pom-poms, ping pong balls or felt protectors used on chairs
Step 5 – How to Make Buttons
To make oversized buttons for my DIY Snowman Kit, I used the lids from Dollar Tree Holiday Containers that were 4.75″ in diameter.
I liked the look of the scalloped edge on these lids but if you can’t find these containers at your Dollar Tree you could simply spray paint foam disks or use one of the other supplies mentioned below.
To make these buttons, I first cut my floral foam disks down a little and hot glued them to the back of the lids. Next, I pushed the sharpened end of a colored pencil (that I cut in half) into the foam and add a little hot glue.
I hot glued snowflake ornaments to the front of my buttons. If you prefer the look of buttonholes, just use a black permanent marker and draw 2 circles onto the front of your buttons.
Can’t find one of the supplies mentioned above? Here are a few other things you could use…Anything round like plastic container lids, lids from jars, wood slices, plastic ornaments, or foam balls
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Step 6 – How to Make a Simple Pipe
I made a very simple pipe for my DIY Snowman Kit using an empty plastic Coffee K-Cup (spray painted black) and a colored pencil.
I just pushed the sharpened end of the pencil through the side of the k-cup and added hot glue to keep it in place.
Step 7 – Don’t Forget The Scarf
Add a Dollar Tree scarf to your Snowman Making Kit to finish your kit!
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