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Toilet Roll Snowman

| October 30, 2013 | 29 Comments

There isn’t an inch of snow in sight yet.. in fact, we never really get much snow here… but the kids where drawing the “school Christmas cards” this week and came home wanting to make snowmen…. so snowmen it was and what else than a TOILET ROLL SNOWMAN! You know us and loo rolls.. can’t resist them. And we thought we could make a little snowman game from them: Snowman Bowling! Great fun. If you are REALLY keen, you can draw numbers on your snowmen and as you bowl, practice your maths adding skills. We may still add some numbers on the back. Then there is a surprise element too. If you don’t fancy the bowling idea, these work great as little snowmen treat goodie bags or just have some fun playing with them.

Oh these guys crack me up - a fun game of Snowman Bowling (add numbers to the backs and you can incorporate some counting and adding practice) made from old socks and tp rolls! Just brilliant. We love these guys!!!

Toilet Roll Snowman Materials


Our snowmen are pretty much 99% recycled, we used a toilet roll, an old single sock, felt scraps and some paint and glue

Toilet Roll Snowman Craft

Toilet Roll Crafts (2)

1) First we painted our toilet rolls white.

TP Roll Crafts (2)

2) Then we picked one of our odd socks. We used the top end as the “bottom of the hat” – you know the elastic part of the sock? Cut across it and tied it with some string to create a bobble. Glue the hat in place if need be. Kids socks definitely work best for this!

Snowmen crafts

3) Using the second part of the sock (i.e. where the toe is) – I cut diagonally “round and round” the sock to get a long strip. Which the kids then tied on as a matching scarf. One sock: one hat + one scarf.

Snowmen crafts preschoolers

4) Draw on your face or use googly eyes.

5) Cut some felt buttons from scraps and glue on.

Snowman crafts for preschoolers

Finished!! Pip Squeak made three. Red Ted made two and I made one….

And with a minimum of 6 toilet roll snowmen, you have enough for a little bowling team! Add a tennis ball (or smaller) and you are all set to go. And remember you can sneak a bit of maths practice in if you like!

Want more Toilet Roll Crafts? Recently we made a Unicorn Marionette and a Toilet Roll Rudolph. We also have a special toilet roll craft video + links:

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Featured blog of the week is Craft with Moore Babies for some fabulous upcycling of an Egg Carton Box. How fun!


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Category: Christmas, Kids Craft, Loo Rolls, Recycling, Winter

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  1. Pinkoddy says:

    Oh you know how much I love your toilet roll holder crafts. The hat is such a lovely touch. Thank you for hosting.

  2. 76sunflowers says:

    Since finding myself back in an early years classroom I am finding your ideas so GREAT! My pin board is chock full now – thank you! I love these snowmen :)

  3. Brilliant Maggy, really like their hats and scarves, such a great idea, and we’re coming down with odd socks!

  4. This is such a cute idea! I have unmatched socks that would be great for this.

  5. Mammasaurus says:

    YES! Finally a way to put the pile of odd socks to use – I was fearing I’d have to resort to sock monkeys! Phew – thanks Maggy!

  6. Maggy, these are so cute! My kids are going to love making them. I think they would look really cute on top of our fireplace or even to be used in our block area!

  7. We so have to do this! Do you know how many tp rolls and odd socks we have?! I could make an army of snowmen :)

  8. Bella says:

    They’re adorable, and so are the sweet little artists making them!

  9. Kerstin says:

    Maggy, thx for the sock hat idea!
    Finally the purpose for all those little socks Felix has outgrown and those little snowmen will fit perfectly into our TProlls advent calendar of penguins & polar bears.
    Jiiipieh! :) Kx

  10. kewkew says:

    It’s been a while since we did any crafts with toilet rolls. These are just adorable.
    Thanks for the linky. It’s been a while since I had time to post about what we have been doing. Hope to be around a lot more. This week I linked up my shape penguin (though we did do quite a bit more with our letter P)

  11. Mel says:

    They look brilliant! My little ones would love that. Pinning now!

  12. Danila Dourado says:

    Adorei as ideias!! sou professora de educação infantil!

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