These adorable snowman pom pom poppers are made with dollar store supplies like paper cups and balloons! We love fun snow day kid’s crafts (or any day crafts) that are fun to make and even more fun to play with!
Living in Oklahoma we typically get to enjoy all the seasons. (Sometimes to an extreme extent.) In the summertime it’s normal to have days of temperatures reaching 100 degrees in a row. In the winter we get our fair share of cold weather, and if we’re lucky, we’ll get a nice snow every now and then!
Last week we had a gorgeous snowfall which meant a snow day for most school kids in the area. While I was stuck for ideas on how to keep kids entertained inside (it was a little chilly to spend too much time playing in that beautiful snow), I have an awesome idea ready to go next time!
Snow Day Kid’s Crafts (Equally fun to make AND play with!)
These snowman pom pom poppers are a great snow day kids craft and the best part is that all the supplies are easy to find at your dollar store. I love a good cheap craft, don’t you?!
- Paper Cups – Dollar Store
- Balloons, 12” – Dollar Store
- Pom Poms, Assorted – Dollar Store
- Duct Tape – Dollar Store
- Construction Paper, Black and Orange – Dollar Store
- Blue Ribbon
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Adhesive Runner
- Craft Knife
- Permanent Marker
Pom Pom Popper Instructions:
1. Have an adult cut the bottom out of the paper cup with a craft knife.
2. Trim the very top off a standard 12” balloon with scissors. Knot the end of the balloon. Gather the cut balloon and stretch it over one end of the cup, centering the knot over the opening.
3. Secure balloon on to paper cup with duct tape. (Washi style tape will only work short term because it is not a sticky as the duct style tape).
4. Cover duct tape with ribbon tied in a loose knot and secured with the glue gun and glue sticks. Cut fishtails out of the ends of the ribbon to give your snowman a little flair. :)
5. Cut out eyes from black construction paper and a carrot nose from orange construction paper. Attach to top of cup with adhesive runner. (Regular tape will work too, it will just be a little bulkier.) Draw on a mouth with permanent marker.
Load the Popper with pom poms, pull back on the knotted end and then let go to launch the pom poms! Aren’t these so much fun?
I know my son and my nephews would have had a blast with these on our snow day recently. A great way to have a snow ball fight without having to get cold! :) I don’t think we’ll wait until another snow day comes along to try them out! So fun!
Looking for a few more ideas on keeping kid’s busy when you’re stuck inside due to the weather? Here are some more ideas, including more snow day kid’s crafts!