As a mom of preschoolers, we’ve been having a little bit of snowman jealousy lately. We do have a few inches on the ground, but it’s not great for snowmen, so we decided to make our own snowmen inside. This snowman craft for preschoolers is perfect for exploring the sense of touch. With lots of different textures, it is also a great way to work on vocabulary skills.

My preschooler made a fun snowman craft to go with her favorite book (for now), “That’s Not My Snowman.” There is a whole series of “That’s Not My…” books and Shiloh loves them all, but right now she’s got snow on the brain.

photo showing a child making a snowman collage using simple craft supplies.

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Materials for the Snowman Collage

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Circle Cutters
  • Cut up coffee filters
  • Googly Eyes
  • Buttons
  • Small Twigs
  • Cotton Balls

Easy Snowman Crafts for Preschoolers

A FUN CRAFT TO HELP DEVELOP FINE MOTOR SKILLS

I love creating easy peasy winter crafts when the focus goes way beyond cute snowmen. This collage craft helps young learners develop important fine motor muscles, exercise creativity, and feel the pride of creating something all on their own.

Although we used cardstock/construction paper and a few textured items (sticks, buttons, googly eyes, cotton balls and coffee filters) for our craft, you can certainly get creative with other textures you have in your craft supplies box:

  • Pipe cleaners for arms
  • Yarn for scarves
  • Sponges and white paint to create a snowy landscape
  • Beads for earmuffs
This sense of touch snowman collage was so much fun for my preschooler to create. She loved feeling all the different sensory craft materials.

How to Make the Cute Snowman Craft with Preschoolers

FUN WINTER SNOWMAN ART FOR PRESCHOOL

Because Shiloh is not able to manipulate scissors to DIY her own circles yet, I did use our large circle punches to cut the snowmen pieces for the snowman’s head and body. We have 2.5″, 2″ and 1.5″ circle cutters, so I cut a few of each size.

I also cut some white paper coffee filters into strips to give a wavy texture. This sense of touch snowman collage was so much fun for my preschooler to create. She loved feeling all the different sensory craft materials.

Shiloh was really showing off her skills for this paper snowman craft. She surprised this mama because she immediately recognized the different sizes of the circles and put them in order to create a snowman. She even did a baby snowman with two circles.

This sense of touch snowman collage was so much fun for my preschooler to create. She loved feeling all the different sensory craft materials.

Then we broke out the school glue to add googly eyes on the snowman’s face and other accessories. Unfortunately, textured items don’t stick well using a glue stick.

This sense of touch snowman collage was so much fun for my preschooler to create. She loved feeling all the different sensory craft materials.

In the, “That’s Not My…” book series, every book goes through various adjectives for the sense of touch or sight to show that the thing pictured is not the right one. The kids can touch and experience the word that is being used. This is especially great for special needs kids like my daughter who only understand things that they can experience.

This sense of touch snowman collage was so much fun for my preschooler to create. She loved feeling all the different sensory craft materials.

Then on the last page, we find the right snowman and feel the texture of his carrot nose.

She was so proud of her snowman that she brought it to share with her Pre-K class with her book.

This sense of touch snowman collage was so much fun for my preschooler to create. She loved feeling all the different sensory craft materials.

More Snowman Activities and Crafts for Kids

ADORABLE SNOWMAN CRAFT IDEAS

Don’t have all the supplies for this particular craft? No worries! There are so many different frosty decorations you could make with your preschooler. Here are a few ideas to inspire you. From melted snowmen to an egg carton snowman craft, your bound to find something you can craft!

  • Make a paper plate snowman craft with paper plate bodies.
  • Create a snowman puppet with white paper sacks.
  • Make a snowman ornament with clear plastic ornament bulbs.
  • Recycle old egg cartons by making egg carton snowmen.
  • Create a soft texture experience with a cotton ball snowman craft.
  • Mix shaving cream and glue for a textured melted snowman craft.
  • Use children’s handprints to create a little family of snowmen and a keepsake gift for parents.
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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. How fun! Thank you for the idea. I like that it also combines the sensory aspect. I’ll have to do this with my kiddos this week. We still have some snow around.

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