Unlock your child’s creativity from the comfort of home with our engaging and personalized private online art lessons for kids!  Designed for kids 5-16 to gain skills and confidence.

How to Make Snowman Playdough

by Jean Van't Hul
November 2, 2022
playdough snowmen featured image

This playdough snowman is easy to make and fun to play with. Add a snowglobe for a simple handmade gift idea for kids.

Updated December 2022

Last year we made candy cane playdough as gifts for our friends. This year we’re making a snowman playdough gift in mason jar snow globes.

Playdough is a great gift to give children – it’s easy to make and encourages endless amounts of creative play!

Here’s a video showing how to make a playdough snowman. Below you’ll find a link to our favorite cooked playdough recipe, and then step by step instructions on how to create your snow globes!

Playdough Snowman with Snow Globe

This post contains affiliate links.



  1. Create your playdough snowmen

    First, make a batch of white playdough. You can add glitter and peppermint essential oil to make it extra snowy.

    Then, roll out 3 different sized balls of playdough, and create your snowman!

  2. Add decorative features

    Once you have your snowmen, use beads, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners (and whatever other loose parts you have) to decorate them.

    snowman made of playdough

  3. Place snowmen in jars and seal

    Unscrew your mason jar and place the lid upside down on the table. Next, place snowman on top of the lid.
    Then, carefully place the glass jar over snowman and twist to seal.


    Note: we used wide mouth pint-sized mason jars for this project, so the snowmen would fit!

You can add a gift tag if you are giving these as gifts, or just admire the snowmen in their snow globe homes!

snowman-playdough (1)
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

We love how these playdough snowmen look in their snow globes! And, as a gift, it is as fun for kids to make as it is for their friends to receive.

And of course, you could do this as a snowman playdough activity without turning them into gifts…

playdough snowmen
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

More Winter Crafts for Kids to Make

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Winter Fun Creativity pack!

Cozy up with some of our favorite wintertime activities for creative kids! This pack has 40 pages of winter-themed art activities that will keep your kids busy even on the snowiest day!

Pin It for Later

snowman playdough pin
How to Make Snowman Playdough

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Just Print & Draw!
Shop our Favorite Supplies!
34 pages of colorful, creative fun!
Encourage scientific exploration with all kinds of creative fun!
Shop Printables
Shop our Favorite Supplies!