Do You Want to Make a Snowman

DIY craft with balloons and yarn

Janice Tovey
3 min readNov 19


Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash

Who doesn’t love a snowman?

Especially an adorable little indoor creature to sit on your mantle or shelf.

A fun family project.

He won’t melt or cause mischief and will receive many comments from family and holiday guests.

Let’s get started.

You will need:

  • White craft glue
  • White yarn medium thickness
  • Balloons…..12 inch
  • Medium sized bowl for yarn
  • Wooden sticks for arms
  • Black buttons for eyes, mouth and body
  • Orange nose….use your imagination
  • Plastic gloves….glue can get messy.
  • Black construction or scrapbook paper for the hat
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scarf or ribbon
  • Base for your snowman


Blow up two balloons. One to the size you desire for the snowman body. The other for the size of the snowman head.

Pour a generous amount of craft glue into bowl. Cut the piece of yarn you will be wrapping around the balloon for the body. You will need a lot. This can get a little messy. Put a thin layer of glue on body of snowman. Next, immerse yarn fully in glue and then drag yarn through your fingers to remove excess. Begin wrapping yarn around the first balloon until heavily covered. You can complete the wrapping in two to three separate steps. It can be tricky wrapping a very long piece of yarn. Set aside to dry. A good 48 hours.

Repeat procedure for the head.

After a good drying period begin gently pushing balloon away from interior of snowman. Parts of the yarn will be adhered to the balloon so gently push until all of the balloon is released. This could take a good 10 to 15 minutes. Then pop the balloon with a pin and remove from inside of snowman. If you rush this process the snowman could collapse. While it takes a bit of time this popping the balloons is very satisfying.



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.