Snowman With Kid’s Photo

Posted by on December 30, 2014 in Art Project, Crafts, Holidays | 8 comments

This Snowman with a Kid’s Photo is a darling idea for displaying a child’s picture! They’ll get lots of laughs and giggles out of making their face appear on a snowman. Add a carrot nose for fun, too!  After all, winter is not over yet! At least in our area, it has just begun!

Snowman with Kid's Photo

For this project, you use inexpensive and basic materials which you already may have on hand.


Photo of Child printed out on copy paper

White, Blue, Brown, and Black Construction Paper

White Felt (optional) I used felt because I liked the texture. Either paper or felt works fine! Kids can cut construction paper easier than felt.

White Paint

Sponge brush or small sponges for painting

Toothpick for painting the snowflakes

White Glitter (optional)

Fabric Glue or regular glue if using construction paper



Take a photo and print a black and white or color copy on regular copy paper. Print size should be as big as you choose to make the snowman. Take a measurement of the photo and make a circle a 1/2 – 1 inch larger. You want a margin of white around the photo. I use this Best Art tool. It is so handy when you need to make circles a certain size. Check the link for more information about this tool!  Best Art and Craft Tool

I use this tool all the time!

Snowman with Kid's Photo

Make snowman out of white paper or felt. Start with the picture circle and make each one a bit larger.  Cut out the inside of the top circle and paste face behind the opening. (An adult needs to do this part for younger kids.)

Snowman with Kid's Photo


Paint the background on blue construction paper.  Add snow at the bottom with a sponge brush or other paint brush. (sponges work, too)

White glitter is optional….

To make it more 3-D, glue cotton over the paint.



Now, glue the snowman on the background paper. Add hat, arms, and other details to the snowman. Finally, add “snow” using a toothpick in white paint.  Cut a “carrot” for a nose!


Snowman with Kid Picture

To use as a school writing project, students write a story about their snowman or about things they like to do in the snow.

This is a fun project to do with any preschool through early elementary child. The end product becomes a keepsake! 


Snowman with Kid's Photo





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  1. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

  2. My 3-year-old would love this! He’s just starting to get into art projects like this – he’d love making this for Grandma!

    Thanks for sharing at the Waste Not, Want Not link party.

    • A fun gift for a grandma!

  3. Adorable! Thanks for sharing this lovely idea!
    Best wishes for New Year!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  4. What a cute and creative craft for kiddos! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  5. What a cute project and keepsake! Thank you for sharing at THT.

  6. This is great. I passed it on to my Kindergarten teacher friends. What a fun hallway display that will be.

    • Yes, it would be fun!

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