Adorable Sock Snowman Kids Craft and Winter Decor

You won’t need snow when you build these adorable snowmen.  Don’t let the freezing temperatures keep you from having fun as a family.  Just grab a few pairs of socks and some rice, and get building your indoor sock snowman.  This kids craft is so simple that you’ll have a whole snowman family to decorate your home in no time!

Do you want to build a snowman?  Forget the snow, and grab some socks to create an adorable sock snowman instead! {Christmas kids craft or winter decor? You choose!} OneCreativeMommy.com

We originally created these sock snowmen at my daughter’s winter-themed birthday party last year. We live in the desert, but it snowed five or six inches that night! It was a perfect Winter wonderland. Since then, we’ve added a few new snowmen to our collection. The girls keep theirs in their rooms, but I just had to create a whole family to decorate our house. Now I need to find the perfect spot to keep them.

Do you want to build a snowman? Forget the snow, and grab some socks to create an adorable sock snowman instead! {Christmas kids craft or Winter decor? You choose!} OneCreativeMommy.com

RELATED: Olaf Sock Snowman, Quick & Easy Terra Cotta Snowman

Ready to get started?  Come in from the cold, warm up your hands, and let’s get to work!

Easy Sock Snowman Tutorial

Sock snowman kids craft materials

Materials:

{medium-sized snowman}

  • Rice
  • Child’s white sock
  • Adult Christmas/Winter socks (you can use one pattern or two coordinating socks)
  • Rubber bands or hair ties
  • Small scraps of black and orange felt
  • Optional–buttons, pom poms, and ribbon for embellishing the sweater and hat

How to Build a Sock Snowman {Kids Craft and Winter Decor tutorial from One Creative Mommy}

Directions:

  1. Pour rice into the white sock and shake it down until you are satisfied with the size.
  2. Close the sock with a rubber band or small elastic hair tie.
  3. Trim off the top of the sock.  (Not sure why I put the sweater on first in these pictures.  Sorry!)
  4. Cut your decorative sock into four pieces (see materials image).  If you want to tie the top of the hat with a ribbon, make the toe piece a little longer.
  5. Use your decorative sock pieces to make a sweater and a hat.
  6. Using your hands to squish, shape the body into a rounded triangle before you add the face.
  7. Cut a nose and eyes from felt, and glue them onto the face with craft or hot glue.
  8. Tack the hat in place with hot glue.
  9. Embellish the sweater and hat with felt, buttons, and ribbon.

You’re done!  That was so easy and fun that you might as well make some more!  Now that I’ve made a “baby,” my girls all want to make a tiny snowman, too.

Do you want to build a snowman? Forget the snow, and grab some socks to create an adorable sock snowman instead! {Christmas kids craft or Winter decor? You choose!} OneCreativeMommy.com

Do you want to build a snowman? Forget the snow, and grab some socks to create an adorable sock snowman instead! {Christmas kids craft or Winter decor? You choose!} OneCreativeMommy.com

The largest snowman is made with a knee sock.  He was the most difficult to get into shape!  I used the top of the knee sock to make the baby snowman.  Since the foot was gone, I tied off one end with a rubber band and then turned it inside-out to create the tube to fill with rice.  A baby sock would work well, too (but I don’t have babies anymore–so no baby socks).

Do you want to build a snowman? Forget the snow, and grab some socks to create an adorable sock snowman instead! {Christmas kids craft or Winter decor? You choose!} OneCreativeMommy.com

This is actually the third style of sock snowman we’ve tried.  (We’re kind of addicted.)  I’ll post another version next year, but be sure to check out my Olaf Sock Snowman, too.  (I’m linking it below.)  It’s soon to beat out my Olaf Frozen Valentines as my most popular post ever.

While you’re here, please check out some of my favorite winter/Christmas projects.  Images below are linked.

Do You Want To Build a Snowman? {Olaf Sock Snowman Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com} #olaf #frozenpartyideas

Snow or no snow, bring a little Winter cheer to your home this Christmas with an adorable DIY Snowman Family! {OneCreativeMommy.com} #ChristmasDecor #SnowmanCraft #terracotta

DIY Sweet Storybook Stocking Stuffer Idea {Download the free printable to create the book-shaped box, and then fill it with your kiddo's favorite candy.} OneCreativeMommy.com #stockingstufferideas #christmas #lifesavers

*I found this sock snowman idea in a magazine last year, but I’m afraid I can’t remember which one!  It might even have been in a holiday circular for a grocery store.  Sorry I can’t give credit.

Heidi

Comments

  1. These are adorable
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  2. So, so cute!! Love your snowmen collection. Somehow I hate the cold, but love snowmen and snowflakes.
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  3. I love snowmen and these ones are so cute!!
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  4. The sock snowmen are adorable. I love making sock crafts with the grands and so do they.
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  5. These are super cute! Now I’m trying to remember if I have rice in the pantry. LOL
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  6. hi, instead of adding rice into the socks, is there anything else you can add into the socks?

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