Oh my, how much cuteness can one paper plate craft hold?! This Melting Snowman Craft tops the bill with adorability. If you’ve got kids that love to build a snowman then this is the Winter craft for them!
You can easily make this paper plate melting snowman craft using our free printable template. It’s so much fun to make the snowman puppet dance around, melt to the ground and then pop back up ready to start the fun and games all over again!
Below we’ve got a step by step photo tutorial for you to follow and a short video too so you can see how fun this melting snowman is in action.
While you’re here take a peek at some other favourite Winter crafts too. Click on each photo to go to the tutorial. Scroll down for the Melting Snowman craft.
Paper Plate Melting Snowman Puppet Video
Watch the video below to see how this snowman craft moves, it is super cute and fun! Scroll down for full written instructions and to get you free printable template.
Melting Snowman Paper Plate Craft Tutorial
Supplies To Make You Melting Snowman Toy
- Paper Plates
- Blue and White Paint
- Free Printable Paper Plate Melting Snowman Craft Template (Get your free copy at the end of this tutorial.)
- White Printer Card
- Felt Markers
- White Felt or Fabric
- Jumbo Drinking Straw
How To Make A DIY Melting Snowman Craft With A Paper Plate
1 – Print and use marker pens to colour your free melting snowman craft template. Get yours at the end of this tutorial. (Leave the Snowman A and B sections blank.)
2 – Cut out all the snowman pieces.
3 – Trace around the Snowman A and B pieces onto white felt or fabric and cut them out. The fabric snowman allows it to bend and move, in other words melt!
4 – Glue your snowman craft pieces together.
5 – Flip your snowman over and glue the fabric Snowman B piece across the snowman’s shoulders. Slide your jumbo drinking straw through the loop and glue it onto the back of the snowman’s head. (Leave the rest of the straw free of glue.)
7 – Use the end of a paintbrush to dab on some white snow fall.
8 – Where the white paper plate and blue paint join carefully cut a small slit. (This bit is tricky and is best done by an adult.)
9 – Push your straw through the slit and glue the base line of your melting snowman onto the white part of the paper plate.
10 – Finish off your snowman with a drawn on smile. Now he’s ready to be danced and wiggled about by moving the end of the straw from side to side. To make your snowman melt just gently pull the straw down. What fun!
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