Turn a wood fence picket or pallet piece into a Christmas snowman the same height as your child. Repeat this fun DIY wooden snowman craft each year to see how much they’ve grown each Christmas! I have also given these wooden snowmen as gifts because they make really cute outdoor holiday decor.

Kid Sized Snowman With Boy

Make a Christmas SNowman from Wood

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.

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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. This Christmas fence craft was inspired by Mrs. Wills Kindergarten who uses this as a Kindergarten keepsake classroom gift to parents.

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Kid Sized Snowman Multiple Wide

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 Christmas Snowman

Directions to Make a Wood Picket Snowman

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

Use your paint pens to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth on your snowman.

Step 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.

Kid Sized Snowman Collage

Step 5

Finally, glue the buttons onto the body of the snowman.

Kid Sized Snowman Gift Tag

Free Printable Holiday Gift Tag for Snowman Gift

For my gifts, I printed out a holiday gift tag with a little snowman poem. If you are making snowman presents in the classroom or for family, this snowman poem is perfect.

Print this free download as many times as you need!

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.

Our Finished Snowman Keepsake with Printable Gift Tag

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 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.

More Holiday Keepsakes for Kids to Make & give

1. Handprint Christmas Ornaments

Handprint Christmas ornaments are another great keepsake for your children to make and give as gifts. 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.

2. Clear Plastic Ornaments with Custom Filling

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!

3. Customized Advent Calendar

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?

Kid Sized Snowman Multiple

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

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