Looking for a fun but simple Snowman Craft Preschool Activity? Try this adorable paint stamped snowman craft!

This preschool winter craft is open ended leaving room for creativity and imagination. Little ones are given the materials to create a snowman, but the details and decorations are decided by each child.

I love a good snowman craft because not only can you use it to decorate during December and the holiday season, but it also can continue to keep your home (or classroom) festive throughout January as well!

Preschool Snowman Craft - Snowman craft made from printing white paint in circles, decorated with buttons, googly eyes, fabric, and construction paper hat.

My 4 year old was eager to help out with this snowman craft tutorial. She dove into it and really enjoyed this preschool winter craft.

Let’s dive in!

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Supplies Needed for Snowman Craft – Preschool

For this activity you will need:

White Washable Paint

Paper plates (to hold the paint)

– A Variety of sizes of plastic jars, containers, lids, or paper towel rolls

Buttons, sequins, odds and ends to decorate the snowmen

Googly Eyes (optional)

– Bits of fabric strips for scarves (or construction paper)

– Orange construction paper triangles (snowman noses!)

– Snowman Hat (made of construction paper)

School Glue

– Blue construction paper

– A pencil – to dot paint the snow

Plastic tablecloth

Smocks or paint shirts

How to Make a Simple Snowman Craft – Preschool

Start by preparing the art area. Place a tablecloth on your work area to make clean up easier. You might want your child to put on a smock.

Next, pour a small amount of white paint into a paper plate. Provide your child with a variety of items to use as stampers. You could use paper towel rolls, plastic jars, circular containers, or lids.

Put a piece of blue construction paper out for each kid as well as yourself.

Demonstrate on your own paper how to dip the container into the white paint and then print a circle onto your page. Show your child how 2 or 3 circles connected can create a snowman.

Snowman preschool craft - child printing circles to form a snowman with paint and cup.

Now, let your child try to make a snowman. They might make several snowmen or just one big one depending on the side of your containers!

Once they have finished, you might like to take a break and let the snowman dry for a bit.

Decorating the Preschool Snowman Craft

After the snowman circles have dried a bit, it’s time to decorate your snowman.

Show your child the orange construction paper triangles that could be snowman noses, the googly eyes, buttons for the snowman, the fabric scarves, construction paper snowman hats and any other bits of decoration.

Sometimes, I find it helpful to do an example craft with my child to show them my crafting thought process out loud and demonstrate how much glue is needed (to avoid those pesky pools of glue). We always say, “just a dab will do it!”

Allow your child to help you decide how to make your example snowman. Show them how you can attach the buttons, scarf, nose with a dab of glue.

Simple Snowman Craft - child decorating a snowman picture with paint

Once you’ve completed the example snowman craft together, it’s time to set them loose! Let them decorate their own snowman.

I like to give my kids creative freedom (within reason)…meaning that if it doesn’t really look like a snowman, I’m okay with that. They are expressing their own creativity.

However, if they are using way too much glue or misusing supplies, then I step in and use it as a teachable moment.

After we decorated the snowman, we added a bit more snow to the picture using a pencil eraser dipped in white paint. We dotted our pages to make it look like snow was falling.

Once your child is finished decorating the snowman project, set it aside to dry.

Simple Snowman Craft for kIds - paint printed snowman craft idea decorated with fabric and buttons

And that’s it! A simple snowman craft for preschool.

This winter preschool craft is great for developing fine motor skills, building creativity, and talking about shapes. I hope your little ones enjoy it!

More Winter Preschool Activities

If you are looking for more Winter Preschool crafts or activities here’s a few ideas.

Celebrate winter with this adorable Easy Mitten Craft. There’s a free mitten template to make it a fast and simple winter craft for kids.

There’s some free Winter Coloring Pages here, including a winter clothing page and a snowman coloring sheet.

If it’s too cold to go outside, try making a Fake Snow Sensory Bin. Kids will love the cool texture of this amazing sensory play material. It’s also great for fans of the movie Frozen.

Be sure to check out the Winter Preschool Activity Pack in my Etsy shop! It’s only $3.50 and full of awesome preschool learning fun.

Kids will enjoy the cut and paste activities, line tracing, color by number, simple patterns and more. The printable snowman craft is easy, but a quick favorite among kids. I love when learning is fun!

Winter Preschool Printables - cut and paste cocoa cup, kids skating, and snow man activities shown along with a pile of other winter preschool activities