How to make a Sock Snowman


We were very excited on Saturday to be invited to a Christmas Craft event in Cardiff by Jacdo and the lovely Crafty Mrs B at The Chapter Arts Centre.

The weather was absolutely horrendous, torrential rain all day, and we travelled for almost three hours to get there.

We were so glad we did, we made some gorgeous Christmas Crafts, and were shown how to make a sock snowman. We thought you might like to make one too.

sock snowman

sock snowman

You just need a white sock.

Some thick hair bobbles.

Permanent marker in different colours.

A little ribbon or similar for a scarf.

Dried rice.

sock snowman

You will need the help of a grown up – toddlers and scissors do not mix.

Cut the ribbed leg part of the sock off. Take the cut end, and secure tightly with a bobble.

Turn the sock inside out, and carefully fill with dried rice (a measuring jug makes it easier).

Do not fill to the top – leave a couple of centimetres spare.

Secure this top part with another bobble. Tightly.

About a third of the way down, tie the ‘scarf’ to make the snowman’s neck.

Take the toe part of the sock and roll back the cut end a couple of times.

Pop it onto his head for his hat.

Draw his face…. and buttons down his front.

There you go! How to make a sock snowman!

You (Mummy) can heat him for 20 seconds or so in a microwave to use as a hand warmer.

sock snowman

Oh and the really neat one is the one big bro made.

Jacdo offer monthly subscription services of different boxes full of carefully chosen craft supplies for children. Everything you need is inside the box. You do not need to buy anything extra, you can just get stuck into crafting. Full information is on their website.

Thank you Jacdo and Mrs Crafty B who organised the event.


  1. This is such a great idea. We have loads of odd white socks lying around and I know Arthur would love to give this a try.
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  2. Oh this is so adorable! Never thought to make these
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  3. How cute are these! I am looking after my niece in a couple of weeks time, so this is going to be one of our activities.
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  4. This is fantastic, it certainly has me eyeing up all of the white socks we have x
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  5. What a great idea, and I love him so cute x
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  6. I love this craft. So simple but so effective and really easy to do. I’ll be trying this with my girls next year. Already pinned for future reference.

  7. I love your sock snowman I remember seeing it on your Instagram thinking how adorable it was before I realized it was made from socks. Such a cool idea!
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  8. this is such a cute little snowman, great craft to do with the kids
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  9. This is so flipping cute. Im gonna have to make this with eva. It looks so easy to mske but so effective. Gutted I didn’t go to the event now. X
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  10. Aww! That is just so cute! What a lovely idea! So simple to make too x
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  11. Going to try this out with my little cousins, looks so cute.
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  12. This looks fab, so much fun and easy to do for a toddler too. I am going to give this a go with Boo and see how we do =)
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  13. This looks great. Guaranteed to keep the little ones very busy.
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  14. Lovely idea and so easy to make, ideal for a rainy day. Looks great! x
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  15. Aw this is so cute, great idea of something to make with kids xxx

  16. how clever is this and a perfect use for all the odd socks we have!
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  17. I totally love this! It’s such a great idea and Ickle Pickle has had the best time making it. Look at that smile
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  18. I love these! I used to make loads of DIY christmassy things when I was younger with my grandma. These are great for kids x
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