Simple & Rustic Wood Block Snowman Craft (Jenga Block Craft)

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Get crafty this festive season with this adorable Wood Block Snowman Craft. You’ll need wooden blocks (Jenga blocks are perfect!) paint, ribbon, burlap, and buttons. Be as adventurous as you like with your designs, and get these cute little guys added to your Christmas decorations.

I’ve got more Snowman Crafts & Recipes for you to try out – right-click and open these other activities in a new tab so that you can read them after this one!

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Wood Block Snowman Craft

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Snow is falling, the holiday season is in full swing, and you know what that means- time to craft!

This wintery DIY project is fun for both adults and kids and will have your little ones building memories as they create their very own snowman.

Using wooden craft blocks (or old Jenga game blocks!), some paint, ribbon, and buttons, you can make these cute snowmen in next to no time!

This post is part of Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) – a series of festive recipes, crafts, printables, and more on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

Wood Block Snowman Craft Supplies

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.

Cheap Craft Supplies

If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the PoundshopThe RangeWilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!

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Easy Wood Block Snowman Craft

More Snowman Crafts

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Snowman Craft Using Old Jenga Blocks

Craft Tips

  • Check charity shops/thrift stores/garage sales for cheap, old Jenga games to use in crafts like this one. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with these size blocks!
  • You can make these snowmen any size you like – just adjust the size and length of the ribbon to fit.
  • Colors shown here are just a suggestion – use any color of buttons and ribbons that you like!

How Do I Make Wood Block Snowmen?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Wood Snowman Craft

Rustic Wood Block Snowmen

Yield: 1
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Beginner

Get crafty this festive season with this adorable Wood Block Snowman Craft.


  • Small wood block (such as a Jenga block)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • 2.5" wide burlap ribbon
  • Natural twine
  • ¼" red ribbon
  • Small red button
  • 2 small brown buttons
  • Black and orange markers


  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and glue sticks


  1. Paint the entire wood block with white paint. Leave to dry. Apply a second coat if required and let dry.

    Painting Wooden Block
  2. Cut the burlap ribbon to 3.5" long.
  3. Apply a small amount of glue to one end of the block.

  4. Stick one end of the burlap onto the glue. Wrap the burlap around the block, apply glue down one edge of the burlap, and secure to the other edge of the burlap.

    Attaching Burlap Ribbon

    Wrapping Burlap Ribbon Around
  5. Cut the twine to 5" long. Tie it around the burlap, halfway up.

  6. Add glue to the red button. Adhere button to the center of twine, where the knot is.

    Adding Button to Hat
  7. Cut the red ribbon to 6" long.
  8. Apply a dot of glue about halfway down the back of the block.

    Adding Glue to Back of Block
  9. Center the ribbon onto the glue.

    Sticking Ribbon to Block
  10. The wrap around to the front of the block. Tie the ribbon in the front, making a knot.

    Typing Ribbon in a Bow
  11. Add two dots of glue to the bottom of the block, then add the two brown buttons.

  12. Use the black marker to make eyes, then a mouth. Use the orange marker to make a nose. Display where desired!

  13. To turn the snowman into a hanging ornament, cut a piece of twine to 7", fold it in half, and tie a knot to make a loop. Glue at the top of the woodblock before creating the hat.

    Wood Snowman Craft

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