My kids love things that glow. I don’t know what the fascination is…string lights, candles, our fireplace, their glow pets…all “cool” to them! In honor of their love for all things glowing, I’ve got a really fun and simple snowman craft for kids. You probably have everything that you already need in your craft box or laying around the house to make this DIY lantern snowman for your “glow loving” kids!
DIY Lantern Snowman Craft For Kids Tutorial
DIY Snowman Lantern Supplies Needed:
- Mason Jar
- Mod Podge
- White Tissue Paper
- Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Pipe Cleaner
- Fuzzy Ball
- Battery Operated Tea Light Candle (not pictured)
DIY Lantern Snowman Craft For Kids Directions:
First start with your mason jar and your Mod Podge. Spread your Mod Podge in a thin layer over half of the jar. Take your white tissue paper and rip in into small pieces. They do not need to be uniform! Start laying and gently pressing them into the layer of Mod Podge that you brushed on. Once you have covered that half, do the same thing on the other half of the jar. After you have covered the whole jar with your tissue paper, go back with a little Mod Podge on your brush and pat down any pieces of tissue paper that might be sticking up.
Next, cut out some eyes and small circles for the mouth of the snowman from your black construction paper. Cut out a small triangular nose from your orange piece of paper. Go ahead and lay those on your jar while your Mod Podge is wet. If it has already dried, brush a little where you want your construction paper pieces to go. It will dry clear so don’t worry if you brush too large of an area!
Easy Peasy so far right?! All that is left is making the ear muffs for your snowman. Cut your pipe cleaner to the size that you want. Take your glue stick and add some glue to each end. Place your pipe cleaner on the outside of your jar on the rim. Lastly, glue one puffy ball on each side. Pop a battery operated candle in and voila…a Snowman Lantern!
Important- Remind young kids that this snowman craft for kids uses a mason jar which is made out of glass so they should not carry or transport the lantern around without you.
My kids keep theirs in their rooms but you can place these anywhere and since you are using a battery operated candle, you don’t have to worry about anyone burning themselves. Have you made a lantern from a mason jar before? Give this wintery snowman craft for kids a try. I bet your kids will love it!