Spice Jar Snowman Blocks

I wasn’t going to post this for a few days but when my son wouldn’t stop playing with them , I couldn’t wait to share. The idea came from my son and his constant stacking of cans, spices and boxes of mac and cheese. It it super easy and although we kept our decoration to a minimum you can glue whatever you want to embellish your snowman!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 2 or more small plastic spice jars, some construction paper, googly eyes, glue , scissors and cotton balls.
  2. Soak your empty spice jars in hot water, remove all the glue and labels, let dry.
  3. Fill your spice jars with cotton balls, count as you go! Put on the lids tightly.
  4. While your child does that cut out some black circles for buttons, an orange triangle for a carrot and black semi circle for a mouth. You can also do arms, a broom or more, I kept it simple for my 2 year old.
  5. Add glue and the buttons to one “block”
  6. Add the googly eyes, carrot and mouth on another.
  7. Let dry.
  8. Build your snowman! My son has been enjoying putting the head on the bottom and laughing hysterically!


  1. Brenda says

    OK now we are having a snow craft day after Christmas with the cousins and this is awesome!!! Wonder what I can do with all the spices I haven’t used up?

  2. ScottChrisCoriCassiCali says

    I think this would be a cute gift with a felted ball to try and knock them over.
    And I just cleaned out a new container. Yeah!

  3. Jennifer says

    This is going to be a wonderful craft for us to do on a snow/ice day. Now I just need a few empty spice jars. =o) Hopefully Santa gets me that spice rack I want.

  4. Andrea says


    Great and fun ideas…

    I think you’d get a kick out of my blog…

    I have an art studio and often take my kids with me to paint…

    My littler kids would LOVE this snowman…I can see them giggling about putting the bottom on the top , etc., like your adorable kiddo did too…

    Thanks for a splendid blog!


  5. running mommy says

    That’s a great idea! Thanks!

    When I see something like this I always wonder why I didn’t think of it, but alas, I never do.

  6. Anonymous says

    I loved this idea. I was too impatient so I didn’t bother with construction paper, glue, googly eyes, etc. I just used a black sharpie for the eyes, mouth, and buttons, and I used an orange sharpie for the mouth. Awesome!!

  7. Allie says

    If I didn’t want to share I wouldn’t have a blog ! Do with it what you will 😉

    Side note out snowman had reconstructive surgery today- it now has a sharpie face too ! I’m still looking for the nose!


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