Psychedelic Snowman Sculpture

Who says you can only build a snowman outdoors? And while we’re at it… why can’t he be a bit more colorful?

After gathering some snow from outside, we made our sculptures with it….
…and we brightened up our designs using some sheets of bleeding art tissue paper! [Note: This is different from regular tissue paper.]
Our snowman was treated to a psychedelic makeover!

Groovy, man…. Groovy!
To add some color to the snow outdoors, mix some food coloring with water in a squirt bottle like we did here. Have fun!!


  1. Mommy Moment says

    looks like fun!

    (I hope you never lose your pictures on your blog. Mine have all gone missing and I am so sad…I don't know what to do)

  2. maryanne @ mama smiles says

    looks like Emily had a blast with this project!

  3. Dear Valerie,

    My last carrot! It's gone!


  4. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Mommy Moment — Oh no! That is terrible!! Mine are backed up, but I still FREAK out about that happening. I hope you can recover yours soon!

    @ maryanne — I couldn't resist some of this fun myself! Instead of a snowman, mine was a psychedelic igloo. Lots of fun!

    @ Mark — *crunch* Yummy! 😉

  5. This is funny I was thinking about doing the exact same thing. Well with food coloring anyway. I love your blog you have great ideas (and apparently sometimes read my mind. 🙂

  6. too cute! maybe we'll try it with some of our leftover snow since we are sick of actually playing in it outdoors!

  7. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    What a fun boredom buster – if only we had some snow!

  8. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ An Almost Unschooling Mom — I will gladly send some your way. We are buried in the stuff!

  9. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    Okay, who am I kidding, I don't really want more snow – I want spring!!! (But your snowmen are cute)

  10. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    Hahahaha! Amen to that! 🙂

  11. How long does a snowman last indoors? (I guess it depends how frugal you are with your heat…at my Grannie's house, that snowman would be groovin' until Spring arrived…)

  12. Hmmm….if we had some snow, I'd love to do this! LOL!

    ~ Jennifer

  13. A fun way to build a snowman without freezing while you do it. Great idea.

  14. those are cool! I've never heard of bleeding art tissue. Where do you get it?

  15. Just Breathe says

    What a cute snowman she made.
    Great idea.

  16. Hear Mum Roar says

    I love that idea! Heck, I just love the idea of snow, being an Aussie! LOL. But it looks like so much fun

  17. This is very cool! I still have a ton of that bleeding tissue paper and I have yet to use it. All of our snow washed away this week, but maybe we will get more.

  18. I so need to get that bleeding tissue paper. I think this every time you use it, so why haven't I gotten some yet?

  19. I love this! How colorful!

  20. I don't think I would have ever thought to do a snowman indoors. I remember when Amber was younger she stored a snowball in the freezer for.ever. 🙂

  21. Katie's Nesting Spot says

    Thought I should tell you ER has been asking to see the colorful snowman, at least daily since you posted this☺

  22. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Ticia — It really is a great investment. You'll love it!

    @ Katie's Nesting Spot — Awww…. Too cute!!!