Lightbulb Snowman Craft



  • Light bulb (appliance-sized bulb shown)
  • Oven-bake clay—orange and white
  • Baking sheet
  • Foam plate or palette
  • Paper towels
  • Water container
  • Acrylic craft paints—black, dark green and white
  • Paintbrushes—small flat and liner
  • Black fine-line permanent marker
  • Two 1-inch-long forked twigs for arms
  • Two 3mm red beads
  • Textured snow medium
  • Clear glitter
  • 1/2-inch x 12-inch torn strip of red-and-green plaid fabric for scarf
  • Cotton swab and powdered cosmetic blush
  • Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors



  1. Roll a walnut-sized ball of white clay.
  2. Press the top of the bulb gently into the clay to flatten and form the base for the snowman. Remove bulb.
  3. Roll a pea-sized ball of orange clay into a 3/8-inch-long cone shape for the nose.
  4. Place clay pieces on baking sheet and bake according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Let cool.


  1. Use flat brush and white to paint the glass portion of the bulb. Paint the metal socket dark green. Let dry.
  2. Use liner and black to paint two small eyes on the bulb as shown in photo above.
  3. Use liner and white to shade the lower portion of each eye and to add a tiny highlight to the center of each. Use flat brush and white to add highlights to green portion of metal socket as shown in photo.
  4. Use black marker to add eyelashes, eyebrows and mouth.
  5. Use cotton swab and a circular motion to apply cosmetic blush to cheeks.


  1. Glue top of bulb to base, making sure it stands upright. Let dry.
  2. Glue nose to center of snowman’s face, twigs to opposite side for arms and red beads down center front. Let dry.
  3. Apply textured snow around base, to top and around bottom edge of metal socket. Add a bit of textured snow to tip of nose, twig arms and red beads. While textured snow is still wet, sprinkle it with clear glitter. Let dry.
  4. Wrap fabric strip around snowman and tie ends in an overhand knot. Spot-glue as needed to hold and trim ends as desired.
  5. To make this lightbulb snowman a ornament, simply glue on a hanging loop. Or make a whole snowman family, using bulbs of different sizes.

Finished Size: Snowman measures about 3-1/2 inches across x 3-3/4 inches high.