Next time your kids sing to you ‘Do you want to build a snowman?’ – answer YES! This is a quick and easy Frozen inspired activity that requires minimal materials to be purchased. Have the kids use their imagination and recycle items from around your home as well. All aged kids can join the fun, the littlies just need help with pins and glue.


  • Polystyrene balls of different sizes (we purchased a bag of 12 with 3 different sizes for $4)
  • Toothpicks
  • Coloured sewing pins (available from supermarkets and craft stores)
  • Sticks
  • Textas
  • Craft supplies such as ribbons, buttons, pipe cleaners, lids, goggly eyes, wool
  • Optional – hot glue gun


  1. Insert a toothpick into a polystyrene balls.
  2. Join with another ball.
  3. Use sticks found in the garden to make arms.
  4. Sewing pins can be used to make eyes and nose and draw a mouth on.
  5. Decorate – we used ribbons to make scarfs, glued buttons down the front, pinned some wool for hair or used a recycled lid as a hat.
  6. Other ideas
    • see what your can borrow from other toys – we used a hat and glasses.
    • paint or textas could be used to decorate the snowman if you don’t have any craft supplies.
    • pipecleaners could be used for scarves or arms.
    • cut a square of a cereal box and glue the snowman to it so he stands up.

Hot glue guns are a great investment for parents costing only $10. They provide strength to your child’s creation, allowing it to be played with all day. They also help school projects survive the trip to school.