How to Make a No-Sew Sock Snowman

No sew sock snowman

The other day, I made this adorable sock snowman for my daughter. Isn’t it the cutest thing? This winter craft activity requires no sewing, uses simple craft materials, and is a perfect way to use up those lonely socks that somehow made their way out of the laundry room without a partner.

Peanut is obsessed with building snowmen outdoors whenever we get snow and loved this no-melt version right away. She requested for a snowman friend and we turned it into a fun activity to do together – we ended up making a whole snowman family!

I had most of the supplies around the house, but if you don’t, they can be easily found at your local dollar store.

What you’ll need (to make 1 snowman):

  • 1 white sock
  • 1 coloured sock
  • Rice
  • Rubber bands
  • A black marker
  • Elmer’s glue or a hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Buttons
  • Pom poms


  1. Fill the white sock with rice. The more rice you add, the taller and chunkier your snowman will be.
  2. Once you have the desired size, tie the top with a rubber band, then cut off the excess sock.
  3. Use a second rubber band to section off the head from the body.
  4. Draw in the eyes and mouth with a marker. I used a tiny pom pom for the nose using a hot glue gun (see below for alternatives if you’re involving kids).
  5. Accessorize your snowman! This is the fun part. I cut a small section of the coloured sock to make the hat. Then using a hot glue gun, I secured a ribbon as the scarf, and some spare buttons for the outfit.

Modifications & Tips for Kids:

  • To prevent rice spills in Step 1, I made a simple funnel out of construction paper.
  • Instead of a hot glue gun, Peanut used Elmer’s Glue to glue the pom poms and ribbons. I also found some buttons with adhesives on the back from the dollar store, which is a great option for kids to use.
  • You can always reinforce some of the accessories with a glue gun afterwards if you want the snowman to last longer from playing.

There was SO much imaginative play afterwards!

I hope you can give this a try during this quarantined holiday season.

Thanks for reading and happy holidays!



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