Sock Snowman Craft

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sock snowman craft

Here’s a fun craft idea for the holidays! I think I would make these as gifts for family members and customize each one a little bit. For my son… do a batman theme, for my husband maybe do a mountain climber theme etc.

Here’s the link to DarkroomAndDearly’s full article: DarkroomAndDearly: Christmas Sock Snowmen

Keeping the kids entertained over the holiday season can be a challenge for everyone. These sock snowman craft for kids ideas will keep your children entertained at least for a short while. Read this guide to find out how you can make these snowman crafts with your kids.

For this project you will need:

– Stuffing
– Baby Sock – black works best
– Fabric Glue
– Ladies size white ankle sock
– Cotton
– Orange craft foam
– Card
– Buttons or Sequins
– Ribbon in your choice of color
– Brown Felt

Step 1 – Stuffing the Sock

The first step is to stuff the ladies ankle sock. Before doing this cut a circle out of card and put it into the toe. Stuff the sock up to the heel of the sock.

Step 2 – Trimming the Sock

Tie the sock where you have stuffed up to. Then cut off the excess, try to cut as close to the knot as possible without allowing the knot to undo. The card base should allow the snowman to stand up.

Step 3 – Tying the Scarf

Take the ribbon that you are using for the scarf and tie it around the sock. Just let the sock pull in to form the neck of the snowman. This should create the head of the snowman.

Step 4 – Hat

Put the baby sock onto the top of the body of the snowman. This sock should stay in place by itself, but if not you could always use a small amount of fabric glue. This becomes the hat of your snowman and also hides the knot that you had to tie to keep the stuffing inside.

Step 5 – Finishing Touches

Cut a small triangle out of orange foam as the carrot for the nose and glue this in place. Glue buttons onto the front of the sock for eyes, and cut out twig arms from brown felt. Also glue a row of buttons down the front of the snowman.

Additional Resources: Looking for more holiday crafts?
Don’t miss this article by woohome and also this one from Good Housekeeping.


  1. Love this site so much! I run am art class with people with learning disability and get lots of ideas from here. How people think of these ideas is brilliant well done!!!

  2. Could you please e-mail me the instructions on the sock snowman. I can not download it. Thank you!

  3. I would love the instructions as well… can you please email them to me? My daughter wants to make these.


  4. I have downloaded the site but still don’t see how I can get the instructions on how to make the snowmen. Will you email me something so I can get started please? I really like this website.

  5. Love this Christmas idea, please could you email me the instructions of how you make these cute snowmen.
    Thank you xx

  6. Really love this idea and would like to make it for family for christmas but need the instructions please.

  7. Yes please to the directions as well – would love to make these for the residents at the nursing home!

  8. Please could you send me the instructions for these, I am doing a christmas craft stall on 23rd November and thy will look really good.

    Thanks you

  9. I’m just observing based on the pics.
    This is what I see.
    Cut the “foot” of the sock off and leave it for later.
    Take the other half of the sock u just cut and turn it inside out-bundle the end and rubberband it so that it no longer has an opening.
    Turn it right side out now. Stuff the sock. You really could stuff with anything(rice,beans,newspaper). Stuff only half way, placing a rubberband to close off creating his first “ball”.Now stuff the rest securing it with a rubberband again at the top creating the second “ball”.U should have the typical snowman body with 2 circles now.
    Take the “foot” portion now and place it over the top as a hat. Then decorate-pins for the eyes, scrap fabric for scarf etc etc. :) if u were to use diff size socks and mix up the hat/body size they would be cute!

  10. Could you please email me how to make this please I would like to do them with my grand children please

  11. The link is listed above. If you go to it… it will give you the instructions on how to make it and other awesome snowmen. :)

  12. can you email me the instrustions,I can not download for some reason. I would greatly appreciate it.

  13. I love these I would love to make them for the seniors in my neighborhood I would like to download but this old computer is so slow it might not make it can I get instructions too!

  14. Can you send me the instructions to me on my E-mail Adderss I gave you?
    Lynn Roberts. .

  15. Please email instructions for the snowman…can’t download. These are adorable. Thank you!!

  16. Please email me the instructions for the sock snowmen – would love to try making some of these. Link doesn’t seem to work. Thanks.

  17. Can you use bird seed, cause I’ve read that the rice and beans can get bugs after a while

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  21. For those of you asking for instructions if you go to and search for sock snowman it will pull up a lot of videos showing how to do this step by step. Hope this helps!

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