Brown Paper Bag Snowman Craft for Kids

Let’s make a paper bag snowman with kids!

This paper bag snowman craft for kids is a fun project to make all winter long. We have lots of other snowman crafts for kids to make too.

a paper bag snowman craft for kids
Make a paper bag snowman craft with kids this winter.

Whether you are surrounded by snow outdoors or just looking for a fun winter craft to make with the kids they will love this snowman paper bag.

This is also a fun way to give a gift this holiday season. Fill the snowman bag with candy or small gifts (that don’t weigh very much) instead of wrapping them in gift wrap or putting them into a gift bag. We have a few ideas for you below.

How to make a paper bag snowman

Using paper bags, scrapbook paper, and paint we are going to make an adorable paper bag snowman craft. This project is great for kids of all ages and skill levels. Little kids will need more help with using scissors though.

A brown paper bag, googly eyes, buttons, and paint to make a paper bag snowman craft
Supplies to make a brown paper bag snowman craft with kids.

Supplies needed to make a paper bag snowman

  • Brown paper bag
  • White paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Scrapbook paper – black, pink, orange, and a fun print or bright color
  • Buttons
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

Instructions for making a paper bag snowman

A brown paper bag craft for winter.
Paint a brown paper bag with white paint.

Step 1

Have your child put their hand inside the brown paper bag and paint all sides with white paint. They don’t need to paint all the way to the top of the bag, instead, they can leave about 1.5-2 inches of the end without paint.

Stand the bag on its end to dry.

Staple the ends of the bag closed to make your snowman craft.
Fold the top of the bag over twice and then staple it in place.

Step 2

There are two ways you can do this next step. If you don’t plan on filling your bag with gifts or candy, fold the top of the bag over twice and staple it in place.

If you do plan on filling your bag, fold the top over twice and make sure there’s a have a crease in it so you know where to attach the facial features for your snowman. You’ll staple the bag closed at the very end once your snowman craft is finished and the bag is filled.

Attach paper scraps, buttons, and googly eyes to a brown paper bag to make a snowman craft for winter.
Decorate your brown paper bag to look like a snowman using paper and buttons.

Step 3

It’s time to decorate your paper bag to make it look like a snowman. Make sure the paint on your bag is dry and then flatten your bag. It will make it so much easier to decorate it. Here is what you’ll need to attach using glue:

  • Black hat with a colorful stripe on it.
  • Carrot nose made out of orange scrapbook paper.
  • Googly eyes.
  • Pink cheeks made out of scrapbook paper. Tip: Trace around a small glass.
  • Buttons
  • Scarf made out of colorful scrapbook paper.
  • Draw on a mouth using a black marker.

Craft tip: If you are filling your bag with gifts, make sure to glue the black hat on after you’ve stapled your bag so that the gifts don’t fall out.

Winter gift ideas

Here are some fun winter gift ideas that you can put inside the bag:

  • Fuzzy warm socks
  • Hand warmers
  • Knit gloves
  • Candy
  • Hot chocolate kit
  • Small games or toys
Our finished paper bag snowman
snowman paper bag gift bag craft
A DIY snowman gift bag craft for kids to make this holiday season.
Yield: 1

Paper Bag Snowman

paper bag snowman

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • White paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Scrapbook paper - black, pink, orange, and a fun print or bright color
  • Buttons
  • Black marker

Tools

  • Glue stick
  • Stapler
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Paint your brown paper bag with white paint. You can leave an inch or two without paint at the top because it will be folded over. Set the bag aside to dry.
  2. Fold over the top of the bag and staple it in place. *see notes below
  3. Cut a hat shape, pink cheeks, a scarf, and a carrot nose out of scrapbook paper. Glue them onto the paper bag.
  4. Attach googly eyes and buttons to the bag too using glue.
  5. Draw on a mouth for your snowman using a black marker.

Notes

If you plan on filling your bag with gifts or candy, don't staple the bag closed until the very end after it's filled and everything has been attached to the bag.

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Have you made a paper bag snowman craft with your kids? How did it turn out?

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