Make a 3D Snowman Decoration (Salt Dough)

This article will give step by steps into making a cute display for Christmas all in under an hour.


  1. Combine 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of salt, and 1/2 cup of water in a bowl. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and shape each into a snowman, flattening the base so it will stand up (each piece should be divided into two balls for the head and body).
  3. Microwave the snowmen on a plate one or two at a time for 20 to 30 second intervals until the dough is fairly firm (about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in total). Let the snowmen cool (they can get quite hot).
  4. Use a fine-point permanent black marker to draw on eyes and a mouth.
  5. For a nose, cut off the very tip of a carrot and glue it below its eyes and above its mouth.
  6. Use felt or fabric to make a scarf or hat for the snowman.

This is an alternative method


  • When putting snowmen in the microwave, make them taller than what size you want (the snowman "melts" a little in the microwave), or lay it down on its back.
  • You can make anything out of these ingredients, not just snowmen if you have cookie cutters.
  • You can try cutting them and then with a hot glue gun attach a piece of ribbon to hang on your christmas tree
  • Use colored fabrics or felt (preferably red or green).
  • Paint the snowmen for a whiter effect, if desired.


  • Be careful when taking snowmen out of the microwave; they can get hot.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Fine-point permanent black marker
  • Colored felt or fabric
  • One full size or baby carrot
  • White paint (if desired)
  • Time needed: Under 1 Hour

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