Simple painted snowmen

June 28, 2017

Use this easy painting technique to create some fun, effective seasonal decorations.

Author: Muddy Faces

Age Range: 3+

Duration: 1-2 hours

Location: anywhere

Time Of Day: any time

Season: winter

Tags: counter, festive, painting, snow, snowman, wooden disc

Category: art & creating


Cut your own or buy a number of wooden discs or counters.
For hanging decorations, drill a hole at the top. Thicker counters can be used for games. In this example we are making counters for tic tac toe.
Sand your counters smooth on one side (or both sides if you’re painting both).
Using weatherproof acrylic paints gives a finish suitable for the outdoors – most other paints should be fine for indoor use.
Alternatively you can use this paint technique on card, pebbles or anything round.

Step 1

Paint a white body shape that ends about halfway up the disc.

Step 2

Paint a round white blob on top of the body, for the head.  Allow to dry.

First step of painting a snowman

Step 3

Use a black marker for stick arms, buttons, hat & face. Add an orange carrot nose.

Step 4

Paint in a bright stripy scarf.

painted snowmen on a wooden counter