Snow Scene with Shredded Paper


The snowman theme continues at Mess For Less.  Today I will show you how to make more snowmen using items I picked up for $1.  You are probably thinking that I got all my supplies at the dollar store.  Well, you're wrong. I only got one of the items at the dollar store.  This summer while visiting yard sales, I happened upon this large bag full of foam snowmen and snowflakes.  Even thought it was summer, I could not resist all these great items for just $1.  So I stored the bag away and was so proud when I actually found it recently.  If you haven't stumbled upon a bag like this at a yard sale (odds are you have not), then you can just pick up some at Michael's or your local craft store.

Supplies you will need:
  • Foam cut outs of snowmen and snowflakes 
  • Blue construction paper
  • Shredded white paper (I found mine at the dollar store but you can make your own with a shredder)
  • Glue and brush
  • Black marker
  • Pom poms

I gave the kids some foam pieces and we talked about how we could use them to make a snowman.  They were able to glue these pieces to the blue construction paper to create some snow friends.

They then used some foam snowflakes to dress up their winter scene.

The shredded paper was used to make a blanket of snow for our snowmen.  This required a bit more glue and pressing, but eventually it all stuck. 

Next, we added some faces with our black marker.

Doesn't he look content?

Finally, some pom pom buttons.  

Here are the finished products.  First, is Little C's snowman decked out in his holiday best.

B's snowman sure loves his buttons.

"A's snowman has the last laugh.

I love how these guys came out.  This was an easy kids activity that allowed the girls to really add their own personal touches.   If you can't find some foam snowmen you can make some circles from paper or felt.  There are many ways to personalize these with your kids.  


  1. This reminds me of all the home craft activities when my girls were little. I never realized that I was planting the seeds for their amazing creativity as adults. I love the way you let your girls do their own thing and enjoy! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Such a fun project. Will do it too with my kids! Thanks for sharing,

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  5. I love that this is easy enough for even the little guys to do! So much fun :)

    1. Thanks for visiting Tina! My kids had a blast with it.

  6. That's such a good idea. I think this is a fun activity for kids and it allows them to play with different textures. That's one of the most rewarding benefits of using the shredded paper. It's possible to get a fun project done without complicatedcraft tools. The shape also makes it more interesting to look at and attracts the eye. Nice pics.