Making Snowmen with Hair Curlers


We don't see any snow here in our part of California, but that doesn't mean my kids don't love snowmen.  Recently, I have been on the lookout for different ways to do snowman art with the kids.  This method was inspired by the dollar store.  I get inspired there a lot!

Supplies you will need:
  • White paint
  • Tray or plate
  • Black construction paper
  • Sponge hair curler
  • Foam stickers
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue and brush
  • Felt cut into scarf shape
  • Black marker

I found some pink spongy hair curlers at the dollar store and immediately thought they would be great for snowmen.  That doesn't usually happen to me.  Normally, I see something at the dollar store and buy it even though I have no idea what I will do with it.  I forget how many were in the package (I'm thinking 8) but it's a pretty good deal for $1.

Pour some white paint into a tray or plate for dipping. Have your child dip one side of the sponge curler into the white paint and then press it horizontally on the bottom of the black construction paper to make snow.

Little C did this part with gusto!

Next, the kids will hold the curler vertically and stamp some snowmen on top of the snow.

Now your paint will need to dry.  Once that happens you are ready to decorate.  I used some square foam stickers that I cut into the shape of a hat.  I made some scarves by cutting some felt.  Add in some googly eyes and your snowman will soon come to life.

When you have glued on your eyes, hats, and scarves, use a black marker to add the finishing touches.  

Here you see A making a nose, mouth and buttons with her marker.

She then used the markers to make feet.  What's the matter, you never heard of snowmen with feet?

My favorites were Little C's Picasso-like snowmen.

So look around your house and your world.  You never know what interesting objects you can re-purpose into kids art supplies.  It's not only inexpensive, but the results can be quite fun.

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  1. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  2. i neverthought about using hair rollers! FAB idea!!! thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. Cute idea! My kids would love this. :) The only snow we get in Texas is the kind that Santa dumps on the ground at special events which melts a few hours later. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very cute. I will have to try this with my preschoolers. Saw you over at Lady Bird Lane's linky party. Happy New Year.

  5. what a fun idea I think my nieces would love this I'd love you to add this (and any other posts you like) to my What We Wore and Made Party over at

  6. Such a unique and wonderful idea! I must make this! I must! I have had such a fun time reading through your archives. Please, come link some of these projects up at my at my oldie's party--a link party especially for those old projects that we have nearly forgotten about! Here's the link: