DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen

I love crafting with recycled materials; I get to save something from the landfill, save some money, and end up with something pretty cool! I especially love using toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls because there are so many things you can do with them! I made toilet paper roll bats for Halloween, and toilet paper roll pillow boxes for Valentine’s Day, and now that winter is here, I figured it was time to make another toilet paper roll craft. So I turned these toilet paper rolls into super cute toilet paper roll snowmen!

Turn empty toilet paper rolls into cute little snowmen! Great kids craft!

They are so quick and easy to make, and they’re adorable! They’re a fun craft for the kids to help with, and they make great Christmas ornaments or decor for your mantel! You can even close off the bottom with a scrap of paper and use them as small treat bags for a holiday party!

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen

Here’s what you need to make these cute little snowmen:

  • clean toilet paper rolls (you can also use a paper towel tube or a gift wrap tube, cut down to size)
  • pipe cleaners
  • small googly eyes
  • small pom poms
  • ribbon
  • glue
  • black and orange Sharpies
  • scissors

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen-9

Start by gluing on two googly eyes, about a quarter of the way down a toilet paper tube.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen-10

Cut a length of ribbon (about 8 inches long) and tie it around the tube below the eyes to make a scarf.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen-11

Using the Sharpies, draw a carrot nose, a coal mouth, and buttons on the tube.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen-12

Cut a 3 inch piece of pipe cleaner and glue pom poms onto either end of the pipe cleaner to make the earmuffs.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen-13

Once the glue is dry, bend the pipe cleaner and place the earmuffs around the top of the TP tube. Glue the two pom poms onto either side of the TP tube to hold the earmuffs in place.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Snowmen-14

And you’re done! Now you have cute recycled toilet paper roll snowmen!

Turn empty toilet paper rolls into cute little snowmen! Great kids craft!

These little guys only take a few minutes to make, so go ahead and make a bunch! You can stand them up on your mantel, or hang them on your Christmas tree!

Turn empty toilet paper rolls into cute little snowmen! Great kids craft!

Or cut a small circle of paper, slightly larger than the bottom of the tube, and glue it on to cover the bottom of the snowman. Then you can drop a few treats in the top and use the little snowmen as gift bags for a holiday party!

Turn empty toilet paper rolls into cute little snowmen! Great kids craft!



Want to share this tutorial with your friends? Just click any of the share buttons on the left to share with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.!

If you liked this project, check out these other simple recycled crafts!


Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

You May Also Like

Reader Interactions

  1. Mary-the boondocks blog says

    8 years ago

    These are just adorable. I’d been collecting tp rolls for months now looking for a project to do. And now that Christmas has come around I made a garland with them… Ok so now it’s time to save some more and make some of these cute snowmen! Happy Holidays!!

  2. Erica Brooks says

    8 years ago

    This is such an adorable project. The earmuffs are too cute. I have all of the supplies needed to make this. My kids are going to love it.

Leave a Comment or Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *