Puffy Paint Melted Snowman

Making a puffy paint melted snowman is so much fun and perfect for the cold winter weather. Kids will love the sensory experience of this simple snowman craft and it is easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy as you really can't go wrong! Using just two ingredient this puffy paint recipe looks just like snow and it keeps its shape once it has dried. 

Puffy paint melted snowman craft for kids using a 2 ingredient puffy paint recipe. A simple Winter art activity for toddlers and preschoolers as well as older kids.
Are you looking for more Winter crafts and activities?  You might like our DIY snowman mug, wintery ice painting and our no mess paper plate snowflakes.


Scroll down to see a video of the activity in action





You will need:


  • shaving foam (we used the cheapest we could find!)
  • white PVA glue
  • sparkles (optional, but it looks fab!)
  • orange, black and blue card 
  • googly eyes
  • Scraps of felt or material (as a scarf)
  • Twigs


Snowy puffy paint recipe


The snow puffy paint is made by simply mixing shaving foam with white glue.  You will need roughly equal amounts of each, maybe slightly more shaving foam. You really don't need to be too exact with your measurements. We also added sparkles to our snow puffy paint and sprinkled it on top of our melted snowmen for extra sparkle!


Easy snow puffy paint recipe that uses just 2 ingredients.  Snow/ Winter themed art idea for kids.


Melted Snowman Craft


  1. Cut out hats, buttons and carrot noses from card and scarves from felt scraps. Collect some small twigs to use as arms. 
  2. Mix up the snow puffy paint and spoon it onto blue card to make your melted snowman shape. 
  3. Add googly eyes, a nose, hat, twigs, buttons and a scarf. 
  4. Add an extra sprinkle of sparkles over your melted snowman.


Puffy paint melted snowman kids craft. Winter themed activity idea.

Puffy paint melted snowman toddler craft. Winter themed activity idea.

Puffy paint melted snowman preschooler craft. Winter themed activity idea.

Harry and Daisy quickly realised that it was much more fun to use their hands rather than a spoon to make their snowmen. 

Puffy paint melted snowman craft for kids. Winter themed sensory activity idea.

They loved getting messy and the feel of the snowy paint. 

Puffy paint melted snowman craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Winter themed sensory activity idea.

We made quite a few puffy painted melted snowmen, each one unique!

Puffy paint melted snowman craft for kids using a 2 ingredient puffy paint recipe. A simple Winter art activity for toddlers and preschoolers as well as older kids.

Once dry the puffy paint keeps it's shape. 

Snowman craft idea for kids.  Melted puffy paint snowman.

Here is a cute little poem to read as you make your melted snowmen.

Melted snowman poem for kids

If this activity is a little messy for you take a look at the melted snowman family created by Learning and Exploring through Play. 

Puffy paint melted snowman craft for kids using a 2 ingredient puffy paint recipe. A simple Winter art activity for toddlers and preschoolers as well as older kids.

Harry: Aged 5
Daisy: Aged 2



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The weekly 'Virtual book club for kids' begins this year with 'The Snowy Day' by Ezra Keats. We thought melted snowmen fitted this wintery theme perfectly. For more fun ideas click on the links below. 

2 comments

  1. Adorable! It looks like lot of fun.

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  2. This is always so fun to do with little ones. I love the real stick arms!

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