Build a snowman (or a snow lady or snow kid) without ever stepping out into the snow! These mix and match magnets are fun to make and even more fun to play with. Create one snow person, then change out a piece or two for a whole new look!
Use these magnets on a magnet board for a fun snowy day activity. Or keep them on your refrigerator so the whole family can join the fun of designing snow people!
Templates for snowman accessories make it easy to jump in, but you can design your own items for the snow people to wear too. Maybe your snowman wants boots, or your snow lady could wear a skirt. They could even have animal ears!
Do you want to build a snowman? They grab some supplies and get started!
what you need:
- 1-1/2 inch Wooden Discs
- Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint (in White, Black, and Orange)
- Paint Dish and Paint Brushes
- Freezer Paper
- Felt Scraps
- Craft Glue
- Printable template
Paint the front of the discs white. It will take several coats of paint, so continue with the steps while you wait for each layer of paint to dry.
Print out the Mix ‘n’ Match Snowman PDF. Trace the pattern pieces onto the non-shiny side of the freezer paper. Group the templates by the color you want the pieces to be.
You may want more than one of some pieces, just in different colors.
Iron the freezer paper to the felt pieces. The shiny side of the freezer paper will hold to the felt and make it easier to accurately cut the shapes.
Cut out the shapes, then peel the freezer paper away.
After the discs are all painted and dry, add a few details with paint.
I painted simple carrot noses, dots for eyes, and a little smile. The dots don’t have to be perfect because they represent lumps of coal. You can also add buttons to some pieces and a headband for earmuffs.
After the painted details dry, start attaching the felt pieces. Place the pieces on the wooden discs first to see what parts hang over the edges. Add glue only to the areas that will stick to the discs.
For the felt elements with more than one piece, layer the pieces. Decorate as many snow people pieces as you want!
Glue a magnet to the back of each disc.
Grab three magnets and design a snowman! Take a few more pieces and build a few more snow friends!
Swap out a piece to try out a new look for your snow person. What scarf does this snow person want to wear today?
Add all these magnets to your fridge or a magnet board and see what other kinds of combinations you can come up with!