Making a Wiggly Paper Snowman

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December 6, 2019

Wiggly Paper Snowman - finished snowmanDo you wanna build a snowman??! Here's a simple wiggly snowman decoration made with "all scratch paper" materials. Grab your old papers and magazines and start an eco friendly holiday display.



  • white paper
  • old newspapers and magazines or find a black cardstock
  • scissors
  • glue
  • string or stapler
Wiggly Paper Snowman - supplies


  1. Place a short sized white paper in landscape position. Fold it like an accordion.
  2. Wiggly Paper Snowman - fold a white piece of paper (landscape mode) accordion style
  3. Squeeze in and fold equally in half. Secure the center with a string or staple to hold.
  4. Wiggly Paper Snowman - fold in half, secure the center with string or staple
  5. Pull two ends inward and glue them together.
  6. Wiggly Paper Snowman - pull sides together and glue
  7. Make another one, then stick them together to make a round piece.
  8. Wiggly Paper Snowman - make a second one
    Wiggly Paper Snowman - and glue together to make a circle

  9. Take another piece of paper and cut in half.
  10. Wiggly Paper Snowman - cut a piece of paper in half
  11. Place in a portrait position and again make an accordion.
  12. Make another one and repeat the same steps.
  13. Wiggly Paper Snowman - place in portrait mode and recreate the first steps
  14. Now, you have a smaller piece.
  15. Stick the two round pieces (one edge of the big one to one edge of the smaller one) together.
  16. Wiggly Paper Snowman - stick them together, with the small circle overlapping the larger one
  17. Then start looking for colorful parts from magazines. I started with the scarf. Stick it to where the two edges of the circles meet.
  18. Wiggly Paper Snowman - cut a paper strip from a magazine for the scarf and glue in place

  19. Then cut a hat out of any black part from an old magazine page. Attach it on top of the circles. Add some detail to the hat as you wish.
  20. Wiggly Paper Snowman - cut a hat from a black section of a magazine page and glue in place
  21. Next, attach the belt.
  22. Wiggly Paper Snowman - add a belt
  23. Lastly cut out and glue in place the orange nose, eyes, and mouth.
  24. Wiggly Paper Snowman - cut and glue in place the nose, eyes, and mouth
  25. Hang it on your walls or doors. You can squeeze the sides repeatedly or tilt the snowman to have it wiggle.
  26. Wiggly Paper Snowman - ready to hang

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