This sock snowman craft is one of my favorite winter crafts for teens and tweens.
Not only is it incredibly simple to make, it’s super cute too. Who can resist its little round body, adorable face, and charming hat? Tweens will want to make a bunch of them to decorate their rooms.
Snowmen are the perfect winter projects because they represent the season so well.
Ready to make your own no sew sock snowman?
Sock Snowman Craft
Christmas isn’t the only time we can use snowmen to make our home festive. They’re a great symbol for fun winter decorations too.
Personally, one of my favorite winter icons is the snowman.
I fill my home with them over the holiday and my teen and I have been making quite a few to keep out this year. My large snowman collection is kind of funny considering I live in Florida, but I just can’t resist their sweet faces and round bodies.
And this craft is no exception.
One of the best things about this project is that it’s easy to customize. You choose the colors of the hat and buttons, whether to use paint or small buttons for the face, what kind of fabric to use for the scarf, how to tie it, and even how big to make the snowman.
Luckily, they’re so fun and simple that you’ll be able to make a bunch in order to try out all kinds of designs. They’re one of the fun things to do on a snow day!
No Sew Sock Snowman
I love the fact that even though this is a fabric craft, your tween doesn’t have to know how to sew, because she’ll use rubber bands to hold it together and glue to add on the buttons.
So, no matter how crafty your kids are, this is a project that they can successfully complete.
Each snowman takes less than 30 minutes to create, so you won’t be stuck at the table for hours trying to put one together.
And when you fill your space with things you make with your tween, you’re able to get some cute décor, while spending time together. Win-win!
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We bought our white socks at the Dollar Store, but this is a great project to use up any socks you might have lying around that are missing their partner.
In fact, there are a few different teen crafts that use socks, so save up those lost pairs and upcycle them.
For your snowman, use:
Feel free to use any materials you have in your craft bin.
Rice Sock Snowman
To fill your sock snowman, rice is the best option. It’s lightweight and easy to sculpt into the exact shape you’d like. Plus, chances are, you have plenty of it in the cupboard.
We used rice in our snowman, and it looks amazing.
Another option is to use small beans to create your snowman. They would definitely give it a different texture, which will give your snowmen more character!
Snowman Design Ideas
Here are some design ideas you and your tweens can use for your creation.
- Use felt to create a top hat for your snowman or add a craft pom pom to the top of the sock hat.
- Instead of felt, use ribbon or fabric to make a scarf.
- Skip the black buttons and instead use googly eyes for your snowman to make him more playful. Or paint on a face using puffy paint.
- Add chenille stem arms by cutting a hole into the sock and then sealing it with hot glue.
There are tons of other ways your kids can customize their sock snowman. Hopefully, this list gets everyone’s creative juices flowing.
I hope you’re excited about decorating your home this winter with a bunch of cute snowmen. Chances are, your tweens will fall in love with this project and will want to make a bunch for their room too.
Tween Craft Ideas
If your older kids have enjoyed this craft and want to make some more, here are some winter-themed projects for them to try.
- Clay Pot Snowman
- Easy Winter Crafts for Teens
- Homemade Science Ornament – make icicles to hang from your window for winter
- Clay Pot Penguin
Do you want to build a snowman? Here are the step-by-step instructions.
- White crew sock
- Small colored sock
- Rubber bands
- Colorful buttons
- Small black buttons
- Orange felt
- Polar fleece or 3/8" wide ribbon
- Hot glue
- Use the funnel to fill the white sock about halfway with dry white rice. You'll need about 2 cups to make a small snowman.
- Rubber band the top of the sock, just above the rice, and cut off any excess sock. You just need enough sock so the rubber band stays in place.
- Push the rice aside to create two separate balls, basically the snowman. The top (or head) should be about 1/3 of the sock and the bottom (body) around 2/3rd. Use another rubber band to secure the separation. Round out the top and bottom of the snowman.
- Cut a piece of fleece 14" long and 3/4" wide. Wrap it around the snowman's neck and tie it in a knot. Cut small slits into the ends to create a fringed look.
- Take the small colorful sock and cut off the toe section, approximately 3" from the end. This will be the snowman's hat. Place the sock on the snowman's head, covering up the top of the white sock. Roll up the ends so there's room to add the face.
- Use 7 small black buttons to make the eyes and smiling mouth of the snowman. Hot glue the buttons to the sock. Make sure to leave room for the nose.
- Cut a small triangle nose out of the orange felt and glue it onto the sock, in between the eyes and the mouth.
- If you'd like, once the face is set, you can use a bit of hot glue to secure the hat to the snowman's head.
- Round out the head and body if they've lost their shape.
Use either bright colorful buttons for the body or some fun decorative ones.
Instead of fleece, you could make a simple ribbon scarf. Just cut a 10 - 12" piece of ribbon and wrap it around the neck of the snowman. Use a dot of hot glue to hold it in place.
For more ideas on how to customize your sock snowman, look back up in the post.
As you can see, these are adorable! Are you ready to make your own sock snowman?