We’re in the middle of the holiday season and can feel that electricity in the air, cold weather notwithstanding! And ’tis the season to celebrate life with what you have. If you have snow, you make snowballs and snowmen, but what do you do if there’s no snow in your area? That’s not going to stop us – we’ll go ahead and make paper quilled snowmen! We’ll even go a step further and dress them up – not with carrots, but with cute little hats and scarves. To know how you can make these adorable little guys, read on!
Paper Quilled Snowmen Craft for Kids
- Quilling Paper in White, Red and Blue
- Quilling Tool
- Black and red marker pens
For basic quilling tips, check out our post on Quilled Christmas tags, where we explain how you can make a tight coil.
Instructions to make Paper Quilled Snowmen:
1. Let’s start building our snowmen’s bases. Make four tight coils out of white paper – two of these are going to be the bases while the other two will be bodies. Make two smaller tight white coils for the snowmen’s heads.
2. Next, let’s make the blue hat, for which we need to make a cone. Start by making a tight coil with blue quilling paper. Take a pointed pencil and place the point in the center of the coil. Push the pencil out, so that you get a cone shape. To maintain the shape of the cone put a couple of drops of PVA glue inside the cone and let it dry.
3. To finish the hat, stick a strip of white quilling paper on the brim. Make a small tight blue coil and attach it to the tip of the hat to resemble a pom pom.
4. Follow the same technique of making a cone to make the snowmen’s noses with red quilling paper. Make a scarf with two strips of blue and red paper each, as shown in the image below.
5. Assemble one of the snowmen by putting together a base, a body, a head, the blue hat, scarf and a red nose. Draw eyes with the black marker and a smiley mouth with red marker.
6. Now it’s time to make the second snowman’s hat. Start by making a tight coil with 4-5 strips; you can use two different colors for a fun effect. Follow the same technique as the blue hat. Put a small tight coil on top for a pom pom.
7. Take a long strip of red quilling paper and wind it around a pencil or quilling tool. Hold it tight and then unravel to get lovely curls. Assemble the second snowman the same way as the first, this time winding the long curled scarf around his neck.
Put your two snowmen side by side so they can get to know each other and become the best of friends! Don’t they look all chummy already? You can make an entire family, by making smaller versions of these snowmen and adding different details like buttons, or funny expressions. Line them up on your mantle for cute festive decor or on your desk. So whether you have snow in your place or not, you can still have these paper quilled snowmen!