04 Dec

Holiday DIY: Yarn Pom Snow People

holiday snowman kids craft

I’ve been having so much holiday fun with yarn poms lately… this little “Yarn Pom Snow People” project is one of the latest experiments! A fun holiday craft idea for kids of all ages… and now I’m also thinking that it could make for a cute winter bridal shower centerpiece… maybe add a cute little “snowy” heart in between the “snow couple”? Hmmm…

Full DIY details are below – but the first element you’ll need to recreate this project is a set of yarn poms in your own favorite colors. I used Vicky‘s fabulous Yarn Pom Poof tutorial to create these cute little guys… and they’re popping up all over our holiday decor this year!

holiday snowman kids craft



Holiday Craft Tutorial

What you’ll need:
– 4 yarn poms
– two 2” white styrofoam balls
– 2 pipe cleaners (orange + 2 additional colors)
– 4 black ball point pins (for the eyes)
– blue and yellow felt
– 4 tiny pom-poms (for hat flower)
– 2 bamboo skewers
– Styrofoam or floral foam for base
– fake snow
– vase

1. Thread 2 yarn poms onto one end of each bamboo skewer, then top with a Styrofoam ball.

2. Push 2 black ball point pins into the Styrofoam ball for the “eyes”.

3. For each “nose” cut 2 small pieces of orange pipe cleaner (approximately ½” long) and twist the pieces together on one side to form a triangle shape. Stick the open side of the triangle “nose” into the Styrofoam head.

4. For each hat, cut 3 small pieces of felt: a 2” square, a 1”x4.5”strip, and a 1.5” circle for the top. Glue the pieces together, then glue the hats to the top of each head. Glue 4 tiny pom-poms and a yarn knot together to create a “flower” for one of the hats.

5. Add a pipe cleaner scarves, and display the snow people in a vase filled with Styrofoam and covered with fake snow. Trim the long end of the bamboo skewer below the bottom yarn poom as necessary to adjust the “height” of the snow people.

Display & enjoy! =)

holiday snowman kids craft

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Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

wow this is so cute and so creative!

December 4, 2010 at 10:01 am

Heather - Chickabug SAYS:

These are TOO cute – and your color choices and photography are gorgeous!

December 4, 2010 at 10:28 am

Laura SAYS:

That is just too cute!!!!

December 5, 2010 at 6:15 am

amy from ara133photography SAYS:

Awww those are so sweet! I love colorful winter decorations :)

December 5, 2010 at 8:15 am

Paula SAYS:

what a great and inspiring blog!have a nice time, Paula

December 5, 2010 at 9:06 am

Stacy- InkSpot Workshop SAYS:

Cutest tutorial ever! This will be fun to make this month with your kids, when it’s too cold outside to play. The creative juices are flowing for little critters that can be made with these little poms! Thanks so much for sharing this.

December 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

Samantha {Papermints} SAYS:

Super cute & creative ~ and love the color combo! Thanks for sharing!

December 6, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Maureen Anders SAYS:

SOOO cute!
Love this! I am totally going to try this out.

December 6, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Karen Howard SAYS:

These Snow People Are Just Adorable! Thanks for sharing. : )

November 30, 2011 at 11:35 am

karenhoward SAYS:

Check These Out!

November 30, 2011 at 11:36 am

Melissa SAYS:

These are adorable. I’m going to make these with by kids!! Thanks for the idea!

December 1, 2011 at 5:44 am

Kristen S- Craft Gossip SAYS:

This craft is so cute!!! Just posted about it on Craft Gossip!


January 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Carolyn Stockdale Dorr SAYS:

We are going to make these at my cookie swap… going to make as is and try to make them into ornaments and put them on wrapped presents for a little added ompf… going to be fun day of eating cookies and make crafts with 10 of my favorite people.

December 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm
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