Baked Cotton Ball Snowman Craft for Kids | Still Playing School

Baked Cotton Ball Snowman Craft for Kids

These baked cotton ball snowman crafts are perfect for Winter creative play! We loved making them together and they look so cute in a window, as a fridge magnet, or in small world play!

We are excited for this week's Playful Preschool theme of snowmen! You can always find our posts on Wednesdays by searching #playfulpreschool via social media! We are actually hosting a snowman themed play date with friends today so it was perfect timing.

We have never baked our own cotton balls but we fell in love with them when a neighbor brought some over last fall. We used those for apple picking pretend play! You can bake cotton balls by mixing equal parts water and flour into a paste. We used slightly more water and didn't color ours since we were making snowmen. Our preschooler E enjoyed the process of making the snowmen but didn't like getting her fingers messy. We baked some cotton balls individually and also made vertical and horizontal snowmen by sticking three cotton balls together before baking.

After baking at 300 degrees for about 40 minutes the cotton balls were hardened and ready to cool. We stacked the "snow" balls with glue. They were ready for details!

E made snowgirls because she loves the girly wiggly eyes from Craft Project Ideas! We colored toothpick carrot noses. Just gently poke the cotton ball's shell before with the sharp end of a toothpick to easily slip in the arms and noses.

We drew on other details too like this snowgirl's lipstick mouth! She would be adorable as a magnet on the refrigerator wouldn't she?

I love that we tried three versions of this 3D craft! They each have so much personality. Imagine a whole family or classroom of these snow guys and gals. We're looking forward to crafting more today at our snowman play date!

Snowman Literacy Activities for Preschool:

Snowman Vocabulary Activities for Preschool by The Educators' Spin On It

Snowman Math Activities for Preschool: 

Snowman Peg and Count by Rainy Day Mum

Snowman Sensory and Creative Exploration Activities for Preschool:

Melted Snowman Painting by Learning 2 Walk
Build a Snowman Indoors by Mom Inspired Life
Build a Snowman Creativity Prompt by Raising Lifelong Learners

Snowman Snack Ideas:

Do you wanna Build a Snowman,Treat! by Tiny Tots Adventures
Snowman Snack Ideas by Fun-A-Day 

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  1. I like the idea of using the baked snowmen for small world play. Wonder if you could make a baked igloo?

  2. I've never bakes a cotton ball. I can't wait to try this out for myself.

  3. That is SO stinking CUTE!!!!! love it

  4. Those snowmen are absolutely adorable! We will have to try this.

  5. These turned out so great! It is definitely great fine motor practice too.

  6. I have never heard of baking cotton balls before this. SO cute! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I've never tried this before. Hmmm... maybe on the to do list tomorrow!