Living in California, we don’t get to experience much of a real winter. So although the calendar says it is officially winter, our temperatures are in the 60s and we have no hope of seeing any snow. Despite our balmy weather, I love doing winter crafts with my kids. This shredded paper snowman craft is a simple way to bring the fun of winter inside. Plus, it’s a great way to repurpose old paper!
Note: For more winter crafts your kids will love, see my Winter Activities for Kids page.
To make our shredded paper snowman, I gathered the following items on a tray:
- Shredded paper
- Googly eyes
- Pipe cleaners
I invited the kids to make balls with the shredded paper.
It was important to scrunch the paper as much as possible to make the balls “stick” together. Although don’t expect perfection, and do expect lots of straggly paper ends.
(A little adult assistance may help with this step if your kids are having difficulty smooching the paper hard enough for it to stay together.)
Once the kids’ shredded paper snowballs were done, they used glue to stick them together. Our snowmen were made from just two balls.
Once the kids had the body of their snowmen put together, XGirl added googly eyes, an orange “carrot” nose, and a purple hat.
QBoy decided to use the pipe cleaners to make eyes, and this was his creation.
Needless to say, there was quite a mess on the floor by the time this activity was over. But I just handed my kids a broom and dust pan and they were very happy to sweep it all up!