When it’s too cold to go outside and build a real snowman (or if you live in an area with no snow), why not build some snowman inside? These snowman mason jars are fun craft to do with the kids! You can even place a little tea light candle inside for a little snowman luminary or night light.
This craft does get a little messy, but our kids loved making them. We actually made these at a little playdate with friends! To make these, each child needs a small mason jar (be careful because they’re glass). If you want a little more authentic snowman look, then you can spray paint the lids black before getting started on the craft (my friend did this a few hours before we came over).
To make the snowman, you’ll need Mod Podge (and paint brushes), a bag or two of fake snow, orange Crayola Model Magic (for the nose), googly eyes, glitter (if desired) and a hot glue gun.
Pour the fake snow onto a plate or container. Let the kids paint the mason jars with a coat of Mod Podge and the roll the jars in the “snow”. Set those aside to dry. Then, paint the lids with Mod Podge and roll in glitter if you want a glittery hat. Our kids were quite keen on that, so glitter fun ensued.
While those dry, the kids can sculpt their snowman noses with the Model Magic (or other clay). The Model Magic is amazing because it’s non-toxic and air dries/hardens. So, we gave each child a small chunk and they made “carrot” noses. Once those were created and the jars had a chance to dry, we shook off the excess fake snow & glitter. Then, the moms hot glued the eyes and noses to the jars!
That’s it! A great winter craft! For more fun winter-themed kids ideas, be sure to check out our Pretend Insta-Snow Play and Snowflake Pretzels on Mom Endeavors!
These are so cute! I love the glitter round the rim! =)
carolyn sue ripper says