How to make snowman pencil toppers

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Make your pencils look really cool by popping on our Sam the snowman pencil toppers. Sam the homework-loving snowman has a carrot nose, top hat and will boost your Christmas spirit each time you write.

What’s more, this fun Christmas craft is really easy for older kids to make. All they need to do is wrap a white pipe cleaner around the top of their favourite pencil and decorate it with a pom pom head, a ribbon scarf, glittering eyes and hey presto, they’ve got themselves a mini snowman, who can live in their pencil cases forever (or at least for the festive period).

Once your kids have mastered Sam the snowman, they can make other pencil topper characters using different-coloured pipe cleaners. Let them have a go at making a penguin pencil topper using a black pipe cleaner or other animals.

Scroll down for our brilliant step-by-step guide on how to make Sam the snowman pencil toppers.

Age group: This Christmas craft is a little tricky for small fingers and suits older kids from around the age of eight better – they will just need help tying the tiny ribbon scarf on.

What you will need

  • Your favourite pencil
  • 1 white pipe cleaner
  • 1 black pipe cleaner
  • 1 small white pom pom
  • 1 mini orange pom pom
  • Ribbon of your choice (we used a gingham ribbon)
  • Blue or black squeezy glitter glue (or a glitter glue pen for younger children)