Making a salt dough snowman is a fun holiday craft for all ages.
This YouTube video will give you step-by-step instructions: Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments.
The Recipe is simple:
- 1 Cup of Flour
- 1/2 Cup of Salt
- 1/2 Cup of Water
Here’s some other items I suggest:
- Twigs for arms
- Tin foil to lighten ornaments
- Orange toothpick for nose (or make an orange salt dough nose on the end of a toothpick and bake first)
- Cloves for buttons
- Acorn nut tops are fun for hats
- A paper clip or sculpting tool
- Holiday embellishments, such as buttons, wooden stars and hearts
Step 1: Make three balls of dough from small to large and three balls of tin foil.
Step 2: Wrap the dough around the tin foil balls to form the three sections of the snowman.
Step 3: Make a paste with water and a little bit of dough. Glue the balls of dough together on a piece of parchment/baking paper.
Step 4: Dip the twigs in paste and place in the middle ball of dough.
Step 5: Insert the orange piece of toothpick (or pre-made and backed orange carrot nose on toothpick) into top ball of dough.
Step 6: Insert paper clip into head. Cut paper clip if it is too long. Make sure to use paste.
Variations of Snow People
Try using the top of an acorn for a little hat. Here’s a baby snowman with cloves for buttons.
I like to collect acorn tops when I’m out walking to use as different kinds of hats. You can put a wreath around the bottom to stand up the snowman.
Accessorizing Snow People
Here’s some supplies I like to use:
- Blush for cheeks
- Prisma Permanent Pen 03
- Stylus (Tool with metal balls on ends for painting the eyes or a paper clip works)
- Acrylic paint (white and black)
- Clear Glaze for crafting or florals to give the ornaments a shine
- Spray glitter is also fun
Apply blush with a Q-tip
Paint eyes with stylus or end of paper clip
Draw on mouth with Prisma pen or other fine tip permanent marker
Create stitches with pen
Dot cheeks with white paint.
Here’s some other fun salt dough crafts you can try: