Two of our featured Winter Nursery Rhymes include 5 Little Snowmen so what do you need when your singing the rhymes some puppets of course and these puppets took me no more than 30 minutes to make and then can be used with your child or children to act out the Nursery Rhymes as well as to be used for playing in a puppet theatre. So here they are the 5 Little Snowmen Finger Puppets to make and play with.

DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.

Materials needed to create your Five Little Snowmen Puppets

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White Craft Foam – I used 2 Sheets

Large Craft Sticks

Black Craft Foam

Orange Craft Foam

Wiggly Eyes x 10

Black Pom Poms – we used 5 medium sized and 5 small from a bag of mixed pom poms

Wooden Coffee Stirrers

Craft Knife

Cutting Mat

Scrap Paper for creating templates

Hot Glue Gun don’t forget to protect your surfaces with a glue gun mat

Pretty Snowflake Decoration

Compass

DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.

We have used a hot glue gun for this because it was quick and would produce a strong bond – you could use strong double sided sticky tape, white glue or any strong glue to produce the same effect but take into account drying times.

DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.

How to make your Five Little Snowmen Puppets

  1. First, draw 3 different sized circles on your scrap paper or cardstock to be your snowman body templates.DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.
  2. Cut these out.DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.
  3. Use the templates to draw around on the white craft foam 5 times for each body part.DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.
  4. Cut these out and set aside whilst you create your snowmen accessories.
  5. With one of your body part circles cut out a hat shape. We made ours a top hat.
  6. Use this as a template on the black craft foam and cut out 5 hats for your snowmen to wear.
  7. With the top hate template inside draw the shape of a carrot nose and then cut out.
  8. Use this carrot to create 5 carrots out of the orange craft foam.
  9. Cut 5 coffee stirrers in half – these will be the snowman’s stick arms.
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To Assemble the Snowmen Puppets

DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.

  1. Start with the largest of your circles and add some hot glue at the top of the body.DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.
  2. Attach the medium sized circle to this.
  3. On the smallest circle (the head) place some hot glue on the bottom and add to the medium circle so you have a snowman with 3 body parts.DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.
  4. Along the bottom edge of your hat add a little hot glue and place the hat on the snowman.
  5. Now add a dot of hot glue to the snowman’s nose and place on his face.
  6. On the back of each wiggly eye add a dab of hot glue and attach.
  7. Do the same with the pom poms to add buttons to his middle and bottom sections.
  8. Turn the snowman over.DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.
  9. Position and hot glue in place the coffee stirrers to be arms.
  10. Then take your large craft stick and hot glue along it about 2/3rds and attach.
  11. Turn over and let all the glue call down as you make the other 4 little snowmen puppets.

DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.

Playing with your Five Little Snowmen Puppets

DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.

Find the words to our 2 versions of Five Little Snowmen – you can see the words here on our Winter Nursery Rhymes and Songs post or you can purchase our song pack which includes these words as well as the words to all of the other featured Winter Songs.

With the words use the puppets to sing along with the songs you can hide the puppets as they melt away.

DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.

More Snowmen Themed Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Create your own sensory bag based on the classic picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. Use the melted snowman for some sensory mess free play.

Create a Melted Snowman Sensory Bag and Read The Snowman at the same time.

Activity suggestions for working on literacy and numeracy inspired by the classic wordless picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs for Early Years.

Count and Learn Letters with Snowmen – included is the free printable snowman sheet to save you a little time.

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Even more, ideas can be found in our Snowman Themed Activities, Crafts and Recipes for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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