Kid-Sized Snowman Holiday Keepsake

It is about that time of year again where we start giving gifts to our loved ones and this year I found the most perfect snowman present idea.

The best part is, my child was able to participate in this very special Christmas snowman gift idea.

Kid Sized Snowman Collage

Turn a fence post into a snowman the same height as your child — see how much they’ve grown each Christmas!

Snowman Present Idea

Every Christmas, I love bringing out our decorations and going through the holiday keepsakes we’ve made. It’s so fun to look back at the things your child has created and see how far they’ve come.

This Kid-Sized Snowman Holiday Keepsake is one of my favorites. Every year, you can see just how much your child has grown

! We saw this idea first as a classroom parent holiday gift, but I decided to make several for my mom friends this Christmas. They were all so excited to see their little ones as snowmen!

Kid Sized Snowman With Boy

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Kid-Sized Snowman Present Idea

This craft is very simple, but it did take a few supplies and a little time to put together, but I think this snowman present idea is worth it! Plus, I got to spend time with my son and that makes it even more worth it.

Supplies Needed To Make This Snowman Present Idea

Directions:

  1. First, measure your child and cut the fence post to that height. Sand it to smooth out any rough patches and paint it white. You may need to add additional coats to reach the desired coverage.
  2. Once the paint has dried, place the sock on top of the post for the snowman’s hat. I folded up the bottom to make it look like a beanie. Hot glue it into place.
  3. Use your paint pens to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth on your snowman.
  4. Cut a length of felt and tie it on as a scarf. Hot glue it into place and cut fringe along the ends of the scarf.
  5. Finally, glue the buttons onto the body of the snowman.

Kid Sized Snowman Multiple

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tag

For my gifts, I printed out a holiday gift tag with a little poem about the snowmen. It would be perfect for classroom holiday gifts, too!

With this download you get 1 tag, but you can print it out as many times as you need!

Kid Sized Snowman Gift Tag

Click here to download the gift tag.

Snowman made out of wood with a hat, mouth, eyes, nose, a ribbon scarf, and green gift tag and poem.
I love how simple yet meaningful this snowman made out of wood is.

I think these tags really make this keepsake special. It’s a bittersweet reminder that our babies won’t be babies forever. But it is still a keepsake I will cherish even when my children are all grown up.

Kid Sized Snowman Multiple Wide

More Holiday Keepsakes for Kids

Handprint Christmas ornaments are another great keepsake for your children.

This classic handmade keepsake will always be a favorite of parents and grandparents everywhere! And the best part is that children love making them and seeing how much they’ve grown over the years.

Holiday Handprint Art

Fill ornaments are a great way to create a fun keepsake for your kids.

We have ornaments we made as children that we plan to pass down to our grandchildren one day. There are so many varieties and ways to create them. Lots of fun and a great way to express individuality!

lots of different ways to fill ornaments

This beautiful Advent calendar is a great keepsake for kids.

It means so much to our children when we take the time to do fun things with them. Why not create this beautiful DIY Advent calendar together and use it for years to come?

What are your favorite Christmas keepsakes for kids? We’d love it if you’d share about them in the comments below!

Kid-Sized Snowman Holiday Keepsake

Kid-Sized Snowman Holiday Keepsake

Looking for a fun, meaningful gift for your precious child this Christmas? This snowman present idea makes the most perfect keepsake.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 50 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15-$20

Materials

  • Wooden Fence Post (we found ours at the local hardware store)
  • White Paint
  • Fuzzy Sock
  • Felt
  • Buttons
  • Black Paint Pen
  • Orange Paint Pen
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. First, measure your child and cut the fence post to that height. Sand it to smooth out any rough patches and paint it white. You may need to add additional coats to reach the desired coverage.
  2. Once the paint has dried, place the sock on top of the post for the snowman's hat. I folded up the bottom to make it look like a beanie. Hot glue it into place.
  3. Use your paint pens to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth on your snowman.
  4. Cut a length of felt and tie it on as a scarf. Hot glue it into place and cut fringe along the ends of the scarf.
  5. Finally, glue the buttons onto the body of the snowman.

 

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