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Easy Build A Snowman Activity All Kids Love

Are you looking for a great preschool snowman activity? Don’t worry this DIY winter game also works well for an elementary class party. It is a huge hit for all ages!

4 plastic bottles with snowmen designs, blue tweezers and cotton balls on table.

Why You Will Love This Creative Activity


  • KID FRIENDLY – We have used this as a fine motor activity for kids of all ages.
  • PERFECT CLASS PARTY GAME – Using snowmen as the subject works for kids of all backgrounds during class parties.
  • CAN MAKE IT QUICKLY – The hardest part about this DIY game is cleaning the bottles before creating.

Supplies we used

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  • Empty Water Bottles
  • Cotton Balls
  • Permanent Markers
  • Plastic Tweezers
  • Felt or Pipe Cleaners
plastic bottle, blue tweezer, scissors, felt and markers on table.

How To Make A DIY Snowman Activity

Before You Begin

Clean and dry your plastic water bottles. For reference, we used 20 oz. empty bottles. You will need a minimum of 25 cotton balls to fill each bottle.

Step 1: Draw Your Snowman Designs

Using a permanent maker to draw your snowman details. This could include drawing eyes, a carrot nose, a mouth, buttons, and a top hat. It is up to you how detailed you want to make your snowmen.

hand using black marker on plastic bottle.

Step 2: Add A Scarf

Cut felt or wrap a pipe cleaner around the bottle.

snowman bottle craft.

Step 3: Feed The Snowman

Using a plastic tweezer, have a child pick up snowballs to fill the bottles.

hand holding blue tweezers putting a cotton ball inside a plastic bottle snowman.

Tips

  • With older kids, make them put one hand behind their back to feed the snowman.
  • To use this snowman activity as a winter party game, have students race to fill the bottle snowmen.
  • You will want to also race to get the cotton balls out if doing this in groups.
children's hands playing snowman activity.
This is how we set-up the game for a class party.

More DIY Activities For Kids

This snowman activity is awesome for preschoolers to work on fine motor skills. As well as fun for even an upper elementary Winter class party (it was hit this Winter).

Feed The Snowman Activity For Kids

Learn how to create this fun snowman activity that is perfect for a winter themed classroom party.
Print Tutorial
DIY snowman plastic bottle activity & game.
Prep:2 minutes
Creating:3 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Equipment

Supplies

  • Empty Water Bottles
  • Cotton Balls
  • Permanent Markers
  • Felt or Pipe Cleaners

Instructions

  • Clean your plastic water bottle and let it dry.
  • Draw the snowman details with a permanment marker.
  • Add a felt or pipe cleaner scarf.
  • Play feed the snowman by using plastic tweezers to fill the bottle with cotton balls.

Notes

  • With older kids, make them put one hand behind their back to feed the snowman.
  • To use this snowman activity as a winter party game, have students race to fill the bottle snowmen.
Author: Erin
Cost: under $5

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