Handprint Snowman Craft

Keep the kids busy with this fun handprint snowman craft! Kids of all ages will love making a cute snowman handprint scene with basic art supplies. You can make the snowman craft as simple or complicated as you like. It's perfect for these cold winter months when you just need something to entertain your kids. Follow the step-by-step directions below to get started on your own handprint snowman winter craft! 

Handprint snowman craft

Handprint snowman

My favourite part of this snowman craft has to be just how many ways you can customise it for kids of any age. If you have a budding artist, creating this snowman art project is a great way to introduce them to different art techniques or let them experiment with a variety of supplies. You can also add different types of materials to give it a sensory aspect.

No matter what you choose, creative kids of all ages are sure to love this handprint snowman idea! You can also pair it with a snowman story or curriculum learning about snow and cold temperatures. 

Scroll down below to get started making your own snowman handprint!

Handprint Snowman Craft

Snowman handprint

Why you'll love this snowman craft

  • Easy craft idea: This handprint snowman craft requires very basic supplies and can be enhanced with materials you already have at home. 
  • Suitable for all ages: You can keep it basic with the steps listed below or you can invite kids to enhance it depending on their skill level. This makes it the perfect craft for toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids together.
  • Encourages creativity: There are lots of ways to enhance this craft with other supplies. Simply lay out materials and see your child's imagination run wild!

Handprint snowman supplies

  • Thick drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Blank paper
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Oil pastels (blue and light blue)
  • Crayons or markers (black and other preferred colours)

How to make a snowman handprint

STEP ONE: Prepare your workspace

Before you get started, prepare your workspace by laying out all of your craft supplies. You'll want to make sure your paper is thick enough for oil pastels. 

Additionally, invite your child to choose the colours for the scarves on the snowmen.

STEP TWO: Create a handprint cut-out

Help your child place their hand on the blank piece of paper to create a handprint cut-out template. Trace around their hand and help them cut it out with scissors.

hand template

STEP THREE: Colour the background

Place the cut-out hand template on the thick drawing paper that you'll use for your snowman scene towards the bottom as shown below. You may opt to use a paperclip or a small piece of tape on the back to temporarily secure it in place.

Next, use a light blue oil pastel to colour the bottom portion around the handprint shape, making sure to leave space towards the top of the paper as shown.

create negative space using handprint template

Colour the remaining space at the top of the paper in the darker-coloured blue oil pastel.

use pastels to create background for snowman handprint

Wrap some tissue paper around your finger and blend the light blue shade together. Repeat for the darker blue colour. Then, blend the line between the two colours as shown below. 

blend background for handprint snowman

Remove the handprint cut-out template before moving on to the next step.

STEP FOUR: Add snowman details

Start adding details on the snowman by drawing hat shapes on the top of each finger with a pencil. Use a black marker to fill in the shapes.

Draw details on handprint snowman craft

Next, draw the snowmen's eyes and nose using your preferred drawing utensils. Make sure to use an orange colour for the nose to resemble a carrot nose.

Draw details on snowman handprint craft

Finish off the snowman craft by drawing the scarves in your preferred colours. Start with a line across each finger and then draw an upside-down v shape in the centre as shown so it appears wrapped around the snowman.

Snowman craft

Snowman craft variation ideas

Enhance this snowman handprint activity by trying some of these other ideas:

  • Use felt shapes for hats and scarves instead of simply drawing them on
  • Add sparkly snowflakes in the background by applying glue and glitter
  • Glue mini pom poms in place of drawing the buttons
  • Glue cotton balls towards the bottom to resemble snow
  • Invite your child to experiment with other materials such as sequins, ribbon, or beads
  • Use glow-in-the-dark paint in the background or as an outline for a fun touch

Crafting tips for your handprint snowman

  • While you can use any kind of paper for the cut-out template, thicker paper will be best for utilizing oil pastels or other materials.
  • Lay out a range of materials ahead of time to create a fun invitation activity for kids.
  • Use washable markers and paints to make cleanup easy with smaller artists.
  • Experiment with different art methods such as blending, layering, etc depending on the age and skill level of your child.

We hope you have lots of fun exploring your creativity with this handprint snowman craft! Kids of all ages will enjoy this winter-themed activity. A snowman handprint is so much fun to make at this time of year.

Handprint snowman craft for kids. Easy winter art project.

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