Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Build a Snowman Kit

Do you want to build a snowman? Come on lets go and play… Yes, this project immediately made me think of Elsa singing in Frozen. Here’s the perfect idea on how to build your own snowman with your kids.

Build a Play Dough Snowman Kit


Printable (best printed on white card stock) download here
Clear Treat Bags or Sandwich Bags
White Sparkly Play Dough (Recipe below)

Build a Snowman Kit

Optional Accessories:

– toothpicks colored orange with marker and trimmed for the nose
– 2 toothpicks colored brown and the ends trimmed off of one and glued to the untrimmed toothpick

to create stick arms

– a strip of felt for a scarf (buy here)
– sequins for the eyes and mouth
– buttons


Cut out the printables and fold in half. Click on the image below to download the free printable or click here.

Build a Snowman Kit

Place play dough and accessories in a clear treat bag.

Build a Snowman Kit

Close the bag by folding it over (cut off some of the excess at the top if needed), and place your folded printable over the top. Staple on each side (vertically) to secure it in place.

There is room to write “To” or “From” in addition to a holiday greeting or message on the back.

Build a Snowman Kit

Recipe for White Sparkly Playdough:


3 cups white flour
3/4 cups salt
3 tablespoons cream of tartar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (or preferred oil)
2 ¼ cups boiling water
White Glitter (buy here)


Boil the water while mixing all dry ingredients in a bowl.

Build a Snowman Kit

Add the vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix. Slowly add the boiling water and mix once more.

Build a Snowman Kit

Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Place the dough on parchment paper or a clean flat surface and knead until it softens and gets smooth.

Build a Snowman Kit

Add preferred amount of glitter and continue to knead the dough so it is mixed throughout.

Build a Snowman Kit

Additional water or flour may be added throughout this process if the dough is too dry or too sticky.

Build a Snowman Kit

Do you want to build a snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowman… it could be our cute Olaf pancakes we created for our Frozen breakfast party.

Frozen kids birthday party

What kind of crafts do you enjoy during the holidays with your children? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below!

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

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