No-sew sock snowman

No-sew sock snowman

Up-cycle all those odd socks in your laundry basket by making a sock snowman for winter.  This is a fun rainy day activity that requires no sewing: Just string and glue.

What you need:

  • 1 x long white sock
  • 3 – 4 cups uncooked rice
  • 25cm of fabric or ribbon (his scarf)
  • 2 x buttons
  • 3 x dressmaker pins
  • glue
  • scissors
  • white string

Number of players:


Cut the sock just before the turn of the heel.  Set the toe end aside for the snowman's hat and use the rest of the sock as his body.

Use the string to tie off the main section of sock at the cut end.

Now turn it inside out.

Fill it with uncooked rice. (If this alarms you, use cotton wool or scrunched newspaper to stuff your snowman.)

When you have a nice fat body shape, tie it off at the other end.

Now tie a section of string about one third of the way down the body to form the snowman's head.

Get the piece you set aside earlier, and roll its edges up to form his beanie (see video).

Give him a scarf. A ribbon or any scrap of fabric will do. (I cut the hem off an old pair of pyjama pants)

Glue on his buttons. Then push the pins in to his face to form his eyes and nose.

You have made a snowman!

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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