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!
Playdough Snowman with Snow Globe
- White playdough
- Peppermint oil (optional)
- Assorted beads, googly eyes, and buttons
- Pipe cleaners
- Mason jars
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
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…
More Winter Crafts for Kids to Make
- How to Make Candy Cane Playdough
- How to Make Snowman Paintings with Glue
- 13 Winter Art Projects for Kids
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