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The Snowman – Tin Gift Box Craft for Kids to Make

Our next book in our Storybook Advent Series is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs this year. It’s one of my personal favourite Christmas Books and Movies for Kids. Even now I’m an adult I’ll sit down at Christmas and read and watch the carton with my own kids and thoroughly enjoy it. This simple craft makes an ideal gift box that you can fill with Christmas treats or surprises and was really easy to make with the kids. So here we go our Snowman Gift Box Craft Inspired by The Snowman Book.

Storybook Advent Snowman Gift Tin Craft for Kids to Make
Quick Christmas Craft Inspired by the Snowman to create a gift tin for treats and little gifts.

Snowman Christmas Gift Box Craft for Kids

One of our favourite things to do for simple gifts is to bake. We frequently make either our Slow Cooker Fudge or Gingerbread Snowflakes and share with friends, neighbours and family.

But finding a gift box for them can be difficult.

So this year when we’ve had our coffee and it came in a tin can with a lid we have been saving them to create some little gift boxes for our treats.

This one was so simple to make and the kids loved filling it with surprises to give to their friends as Christmas presents.

Finished Snowman Gift Tin for Kids to Make
Quick and Simple Gift Tin for kids to make from a coffee can
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Making your Snowman Tin

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The kids wanted this to be a quick craft so decided that it would be better to wrap the tin rather than paint it.

However, if you wanted to paint it instead we’d recommend using Acrylic Paints rather than any others they will take a little longer to dry. But, they are then washable.

Our paper version can be slid off for easy washing too!

Snowman Gift Tin Craft for Kids to Make
Snowman Gift Tin Craft for your kids and you to make for Christmas
The Snowman Gift Box Craft for Kids to Make

Snowman Tin Gift Box for Kids to Make

Cerys Parker
Simple kids craft to create a snowman tin gift box to fill with Christmas treats and surprises that they can give to others.
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Activity Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Equipment Needed

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ruler

Materials Needed

  • white paper
  • 2 small twigs
  • black pompoms
  • orange large pompom
  • black felt
  • black marker


  • Wash clean and dry your tin.
  • Lay it on a piece of paper and mark out at various places the top and bottom of the tin.
  • Using a ruler draw a line connecting these points.
  • Now cut out a piece of white paper the same width as the height of the tin that you will wrap around.
  • Wrap around the tin with your piece of paper and glue along the edge of the paper. DO NOT GLUE ONTO THE TIN you want to be able to slip the paper off to clean.
  • Press the other end and create your covered tin.
  • Using the hot glue gun attach 3 pompom buttons to the lower half of the tin.
  • Cut a "tangerine" shape from the orange felt for your Snowman's nose.
  • Glue this in place with the hot glue gun.
  • Add 2 black pompoms for eyes.
  • Hot glue gun the small twigs to the side of the can for the arms.
  • If you can has a lid then add a big pompom to the top.
  • Lastly draw on a mouth just like James did in the story.
Keyword Christmas, Christmas Crafts, Gifts, Snowman
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cute snowman gift box craft for kids make this from a coffee can

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.

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