Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

This is a craft project for older kids that can handle an empty pop can carefully, without hurting themselves. Not for preschoolers or toddlers. Something fun to do when they're stuck inside on a cold winter day and you hear, "Mom, I'm bored!" Posted on request.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) soda pop (can should be empty, cleaned and dried)
  • 1 sheet of white construction paper (printer or copier paper works too)
  • 1 full sheet newspaper
  • masking tape
  • nontoxic glue


  1. OTHER SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR PROJECT: white paint, fiberfil or quilt batting or cotton balls and scraps of fabric. (Zaar's software wouldn't let me include these above).
  2. Wrap the entire pop can with the white paper and secure with a small piece of tape.
  3. Use the entire sheet of newspaper and form it into a tight ball (this will be the head).
  4. Tape newspaper ball onto the top of the can (the end with the hole in it) and continue taping the ball to the can until it is entirely covered with masking tape.
  5. Paint the newspaper ball (the head) with white paint and let dry completely.
  6. Cover the can (the body) with the fiberfil or cotton balls etc. and glue to secure to can.
  7. Now you can paint the face or decorate as desired. For example, use the scraps of fabric to make a scarf or make a hat out of leftover construction paper and glue fabric to the hat, then secure hat onto the snowman. Use your imagination and any other craft supplies you may have around the house for the eyes & nose etc.