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Snowmen are fabulous objects to draw during the winter season, especially if you live somewhere with tons of snow. This is a great opportunity for me to share my how-to-draw a snowman tutorial. This easy snowman drawing tutorial is perfect for adults and kids of all ages and drawing beginners.
Use the step-by-step instructions to create your own festive snowman. Using drawings like this is a simple way to unwind after a long day, to get ready for the holidays, or to keep your hands busy when needed. Keep reading to check out this easy tutorial.
Supplies Needed to Begin Drawing a Snowman
As you get ready to draw and doodle, make sure you have the right tools. Everyone has different preferences, but here is what I like to use.
- White sheet of paper or card stock
- Markers, colored pencils, or crayons. See this post for the best markers for coloring and doodling.
How to Draw a Snowman
Follow this complete step-by-step tutorial to get a simple yet cute design for a cute snowman! This is a great activity to complete on your own or with friends and family during the winter months. Add it to your list of art projects for the year or keep it in mind next time you doodle in your journal.
- Draw the Snowman’s Hat
Begin by drawing a dome with a brim to represent the snowman’s top hat. A little below that, draw a curved rectangle that will serve at the start of the scarf around the snowman’s neck.
- Sketch the Snowman Body
Add curved lines attaching the hat to the scarf on either side to form the snowman’s head. Add a rounded semi-circle at the base. This will be the body of the snowman. Don’t worry about making perfect circles; snowballs are never perfect.
- Add Details
This is the step where you add the tiny details of the snowman. I drew on two dark eyes with small white circles in the center. Add a triangle carrot nose and two small circles on the belly for buttons. I didn’t add a mouth, but feel free!
- Draw Arms and Final Touches
Add a straight line from the scarf on either side of the body. Draw little mittens on the end of either line. These are his adorable stick arms! I also added the free part of the scarf behind one of his arms!
- Color the Snowman
In this step, you will color your snowman! I colored my snowman red, white, and black. Get creative with the colors you use and customize your adorable cartoon snowman to your liking.
Fun Ways to Use the Snowman Drawing
After drawing your snowman, you might be wondering what you can do with it. Depending on what you draw it on, it can easily be used as a card, letter, or decoration. I personally love using drawings like this to make homemade cards for loved ones. You can even use this snowman drawing design on other surface like rocks, wood slices or ornaments.
If you are a teacher, put drawing tutorials like this in a winter drawing and writing station for kids. After they finish their work, let them create a winter drawing of their own design using inspiration like this how-to and have them come up with a cute story to match the snowman drawing.
Once the drawing is complete, use it as a snowman coloring page for yourself or for kids. If the completed drawing is done in fine-tip pen, it will be fun for someone else to decorate with colored pencils, crayons, or markers!
Other Ideas For a Snowman Drawing
As you draw your snowman’s body, you may want to add other fun elements like a corncob pipe, a cute smile, a third snowball, different types of hats, rosy cheeks, a button nose, and other cool things.
The fun thing about drawings like this is that you can easily turn them into coloring pages to use on a later day or to add to other craft projects you might be working on.
I hope you enjoy doodling this winter friend! Thanks for reading, and stay warm this winter!
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