Sock Snowman Craft

A kid-made gift to melt your heart

Handmade items make unique and thoughtful gifts, and encouraging your children to make their own presents for loved ones creates a perfect opportunity for happy, shared family memories.

For tips on how to get the best results from your holiday crafting sessions, see Gifts Kids Can Make Themselves.

Here is a fun Christmas gift kids can make!

Make a sock snowman craft.What you need:

  • A clean white sock
  • A colored sock
  • Colored ribbon
  • Rice or beans
  • Orange felt
  • Buttons
  • A permanent black marker
  • Small twigs
  • Elastic bands
  • Twist tie
  • Glue gun


What you do:

  1. Turn your sock inside out and fill it with rice or beans, then close the top tightly with a twist tie, leaving enough space inside so that it is slightly floppy.
  2. Wrap an elastic band around the bottom half to form the bottom of your snowman then wrap another elastic band around the top to form the middle and the head.
  3. Using your marker draw a dotted ‘coal’ mouth and two eyes on your snowman’s face.
  4. Cut out a small carrot shape from your orange felt and glue it to your snowman’s face.
  5. Cut the top off of your colorful sock and knot one end to form your snowman’s hat.
  6. With your glue gun, glue the hat in place on the snowman’s head.
  7. Wrap a piece of colorful ribbon around your snowman’s neck and glue it in place.
  8. With your glue gun, affix buttons to the front of the snowman’s belly and two small twigs to his side to make arms.


This adorable little snowman will make a cherished holiday decoration for years to come!

About The Author

Mandy Webster
Mandy Webster is a writer at Ganz and the author of the middle grade Young Marian series, including A Viper in the Forest and Echoes in the Cavern. She’s also an artist and graphic designer whose work has been featured in InStyle, Redbook and Style at Home. A mother of three, Mandy has worked as an advertising copywriter as well as contributing to publications such as Playback, Strategy and Canada On Location.

24 Responses to Sock Snowman Craft

  1. Hermione's Mom says:

    My kids will definitely be making this. How fun! Thanks for the great idea.

  2. Oodie says:

    Great idea…Now we can finally put all those single socks to use!…Now if we could just find out what happened to the other lost socks!!..Haha…Great idea thanks…

  3. Teresa says:

    This is soo cute? What a great idea?

  4. Lil Faz says:

    I have a great idea for my mom’s christmas present now! thanks so much!!

  5. Kelli-Ann says:

    If I can find some socks that aren’t too expensive, I am going to make these with my grade 2/3 class! So cute! Thanks for the great idea! :)

    • Kelli11 says:

      I did end up making these with my class last year. They were adorable and the kids LOVED them. It was a bit expensive as I paid for all the materials (and I bought thick fluffy white socks to use instead of regular socks), but it was worth it! :)

  6. A.J. says:

    I like it! I’m going to ask parents to send in “orphan” socks, and we’ll make them into Christmas gifts!

  7. Vivian says:

    This is a nice idea, we have lots of single socks that have lost their buddies so this is a really good idea for those socks!-LOL

  8. grandkids9 says:

    Love this snowman going to make it with the grandkids on x-mas break

  9. sim says:

    what w gr8 idea!!!!! i will definately try this!!!!!!

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