This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

Winter is here! Are you ready for the first snow day? Everyone gets to sleep in, kids can hang out in their pajamas and parents don’t have to clean the snow off the windshield and head to the school drop off line! Most likely the kids will be begging to go outside and make a snowman, spray paint the snow and create lots of snow angels. However, on the days that are just too cold to play outside, get the kids together to make this easy snowman from glue!

Make a snowman from glue!

Make a Snowman from Glue

Here’s the thing. This is super easy and fun, but it needs to dry overnight. So the best thing to do is have the kids work on this project before lunch. When they are done you can serve lunch and put the snowmen up out of sight so they’ll be able to dry undisturbed.

If your kids aren’t deterred that easily, here are some more ideas to keep them busy and happy. Make pretty paper snowflakes, turn some white paper or foam cups into adorable snowmen, or make snowmen from plastic spoons!  If you get lucky and the weather breaks, head outside and build a snow igloo with your kids or if you didn’t get much snow, try these creative mini snowmen!

Cover your table with a plastic tablecloth or some newspaper. I keep a stash of dollar store tablecloths just for activities like this!

Supplies you will need:

  • Waxed paper
  • White craft or school glue
  • Cookie sheet or another flat movable surface
  • White glitter (optional)


  • 2 medium red pom-poms
  • 7 miniature black pom-poms
  • 1 miniature orange pom-pom
  • 3 small green pom-poms

Glue poured into the shape of a snowman on a wooden table.

Place waxed paper on a cookie sheet and pipe glue onto it in the shape of a snowman.

A snowman made from glue on wax paper.

Fill all the holes and use a good amount of glue, but not too much that it begins to run together.

Add red pom-poms to the sides of the head for earmuffs. Add eyes and mouth with black pom-poms and the nose with orange. Use the green pom-poms for buttons.

Add red pom-poms to the sides of the head for earmuffs.

Allow the snowman to dry overnight.

Carefully peel the snowman from the waxed paper. Do not be concerned if some of the paper sticks to the snowman.

Optional: For a sparkly effect, sprinkle some glitter onto the wet glue. To add arms, place some small twigs into the sides of the body while the glue is still wet.

I hope you enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out our fluffy non-sticky slime too!

This project was reprinted with permission and first appeared on

Amanda Formaro is a well-known craft designer and blogger with over 20 years in the craft industry. She has authored 5 craft books for kids, developed a line of craft kits, and is well known for creating projects with easy instructions that anyone can follow. She loves to create, finds relaxation through a paintbrush and blogs over at

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

You May Also Like

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.