Potato Head Snowmen

Building a snowman is always a favourite winter activity among kids, and we usually do it the same old way: roll three balls, plunk a hat on top, pop on some eyes and a mouth, and done.  Well,  if you’re looking for a fun, new way to build a snowman this year, here’s a cute idea.  We built a whole family of Potato Head Snowmen in the backyard this morning!

The sun was really strong, and the snow was too soft and slushy to build a big snowman like the hooligans were asking for, so I brainstormed for a minute to see if I could come up with and new snowman ideas that might work with the weather we were having.  I’m happy to say that I found one that worked VERY well!  Potato Heads in the snow!

This turned out to be a terrific alternative to building a big snowman.  It’s perfect for when the weather’s not co-operating, or if you’re just looking for a fun activity that your kids can do in the snow.

potato heads in the snow

You could even fill a basin with snow and it would be a great indoor snow activity for those days when it’s too cold to get outside.

Mr. Potato Head's eyes on a snowball

On this day, our snow was too wet to make anything larger than the snowballs you see here, but you can bet we’ll be trying this snowman idea on a larger scale when the temperatures are cooler.

 Mr. Potato Head on a snowball.

What an easy way to make a snowman face if you don’t have buttons and a carrot handy!


building potato heads in the snowplaying with potato heads in the snowHow cute are these?Unique snowman ideas: 3 potato heads in the snow

I love that this combines two favourite kids’ activities into one.  Building Snowmen and Mr. Potato Heads.  Gotta love putting a new spin on an old favourite.

make potato heads in the snow

potato heads in the snow

If you’re looking for more fun and unique activities to do in the snow with your kids, check out:

painting the snow

awesome coloured ice sculptures

snow sensory bin

coloured ice in the snow

 sticks and stones snowman

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