Salt Dough Snowman

Make a cute jolly snow man sculpture out of salt dough. Dress up your snowman with a tiny paper hat and a scarf.
Salt Dough Snowman craft


  • Salt dough (flour, salt, water)
  • Drinking straws
  • Construction paper
  • Beads
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Scissors
  • Satin ribbon or fabric scraps
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaner (optional)

Safety Tips

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Step 1 Salt Dough Snowman Ask for an adult's help.1. Prepare uncolored salt dough. Make sure that your dough is not soft, otherwise your snowman will "melt" or sag.
Step 2 Salt Dough Snowman 2. Make two salt dough balls, one smaller than the other, for the snowman's head and body.
Step 3 Salt Dough Snowman 3. Cut a piece of drinking straw an inch longer than the snowman's body. Insert the straw from the top portion of the snowman's body and push it all the way down until only an inch or so sticks out.
Step 4 Salt Dough Snowman 4. Stick the snowman's head through the protruding portion of the straw.
Step 5a Salt Dough Snowman 5. You can use a wide variety of materials for the details on your snowman. Here are some suggestions:
  • EYES- wiggle eyes or beads
  • MOUTH- small beads or pipe cleaner
Step 5b Salt Dough Snowman
  • BUTTONS- beads, gem-style stickers, sequins
Step 5c Salt Dough Snowman
  • NOSE- a short piece of drinking straw, a short piece of pipe cleaner, or roll a tiny piece of paper into a cone
Step 5d Salt Dough Snowman
Step 5e Salt Dough Snowman
  • HAT- salt dough (mold it into a hat shape), plastic bottle caps, or make a paper hat
Step 6 Salt Dough Snowman 6. Add a scarf with a scrap of fabric or a satin ribbon. These salt dough sculptures will take several days to set (or harden) completely.

More Ideas

Tiny Salt Dough Snowmen You can also make teeny-tiny snowmen that can be hang as Christmas tree ornaments. The trick is to connect the head and body with a pipe cleaner. Bend the excess length of pipe cleaner sticking out from the head to make a hook for hanging the sculpture.