Snowman Crafts

Written by Abby Luttrell
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The children of Switzerland first started the tradition of snowmen, often putting full sets of clothing on their snow and ice creations, with hats on their heads and pipes in their mouths. The fad spread to Austria and Germany in the mid 18th century. It was the era when skating rinks were getting popular. Chocolate was imported from the Americas and cocoa became a popular winter drink.

Snowmen became popular figurines at the famous Christmas fairs, or Christkindlmarkts, throughout Germany and Austria. These folk art snowmen were made either of carved and painted wood, paper mache, or straw. Ceramic snowmen and Santa dolls were also popular.

Now, in 21st century America, snowmen are still popular and are depicted everywhere from figurines to cookies. Snowman crafts are booming as people enjoy making fun and easy Christmas decorations. Snowman crafts sets are available either in felt, paper mache or clay.

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

Modern products make Christmas crafts much easier. Epoxy glue, plastic, acrylic paints, and modern fabrics have made a variety of unique designs possible. These Christmas crafts allow you to make your own snowman crafts, Santa doll, nativity set or angel, and create your own unique gift ideas.


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