Most kids like to give little gifts to their friends for Christmas, but it can get expensive so we like to make a little gift and give a little treat with it. These Snowman Pencil Toppers are fun for the kids to make and give to their friends. They would also be a fun craft project for the classroom to make.


Supplies needed:

fabric scraps
foam balls
black sequins or black beads
mini Christmas lights
Sharpie pen
(optional) little hat
(optional) yarn


These are so easy the kids can make them on their own. Stick the foam ball on the eraser end of the pencil. The fuller balls look more like snowballs but the smooth balls are easier to work with (whatever your preference).


Cut the red light bulbs off a string of mini lights.


Then stick it in the center of the foam ball for a nose. I used a little glue to hold it in place.


Glue the black sequins to the ball for eyes. You could also use black beads.


Use a Sharpie marker to draw on a mouth. You could also use a small piece of black yarn and glue it to the foam ball.


Rip a piece of scrap fabric into small 1/2 inch strips.


And wrap it around the pencil, right under the foam ball, for a scarf. I need to hunt for some little hats. It would look so cute on the snowman.


Just tie a simple tag on each one and they’re ready for gift giving. Didn’t they turn out so cute?! We’ve also put them in clear bags with some Christmas treats for gift giving. I love that they’re cute and useful.


Have you started making Christmas gifts for neighbors or friends? I’d love to know what you’re making. I need more ideas!

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Missy December 1, 2010 at 1:35 am

Absolutely adorable. The Christmas light nose is brilliant!

mom2fur December 1, 2010 at 7:55 am

Oh, my gosh, those are soooo cute! I definitely have to make a few of these for stocking stuffers. They’re too funny!

Chantel December 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

what a great idea! I love these!

Regina December 1, 2010 at 8:31 pm

What a cute and simple idea…thank you so much for sharing. My Chazman would love making some of these for his classmates. I have two “How to” on my blog if you would like to see them. One is for making snowflakes using toilet tissue holders (yes we are tight on money to…LOL) and the other is using an old belt and making a cool wrist cuff bracelet. I’m one of your new followers too…always love to find fellow crafters/artist.


Jana December 1, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Cute idea! I am going to have to share this with my mom because she was looking for something like this.

Randi December 2, 2010 at 6:15 am

That is absolutely adorable … what a fun gift for little friends! I love your resourcefulness and creativity!

Jean December 5, 2010 at 9:47 pm

These are adorable!!

Robin~All Things Heart and Home December 6, 2010 at 4:37 am

Love these! How brilliant and I’d love to have one of these in my little magnetic fridg pencil holder!
If you have a moment would you come by on Wednesday and link up to All Things Merry & Brite!? I’d love to have this on the linky!
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Amanda December 31, 2010 at 7:26 pm

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Jenn January 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

My son and I made these for his first grade class. They came out so cute and the kids loved them. Bonus, the head flew off when they rubbed the pencils between then palms :-) Next time I will use a dab of glue ;-) Thanks so much for the idea!

Kathy Rateliff September 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Love these . Planning to make them at a church craft
Fair . What size styrofoam balls did you use?


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