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How to Draw a Snowman

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Hello and welcome to our easy-to-follow and ten-step drawing tutorial. Today, we are going to draw something you might’ve made or seen before: a snowman!

Snowmen are very popular to make in the winter season when there’s lots of snow on the ground. Did you know the tallest snowman ever built was in 2008 in Maine, USA? The snowman was named Olympia and was 122 feet tall. The arms were made out of entire trees!

The oldest snowman thought to have been built was made in at least 1380, but it could be even earlier!

Even if there’s no snow on the ground where you live, you can still draw a snowman. Ready? Grab some art materials, and let’s go! Happy drawing!

How to Draw a snowman — Let’s get started!

Preview of snowman drawing
Preview of snowman drawing

Materials:

  • a piece of paper
  • a pencil for the guiding lines and sketching
  • an eraser
  • a black sharpie or a pen for the outlines
  • markers or colored pencils for coloring
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Time needed:

15 minutes.

Step 1 – Draw the brim of the snowman’s hat.

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 1 – Draw the brim of the snowman’s hat.

Most snowmen have hats! Let’s add one to ours. Start by drawing the brim of the hat. Draw a long and skinny curved rectangle about two-thirds of the way up the page.

Step 2 – Draw the top of the hat.

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 2 – Draw the top of the hat.

On the top of the curve from Step 1, let’s form the rest of the hat. Draw a triangular shape, but make it bend to the left. Then, add a puff at the bottom. Refer to the photo to see what we mean!

Step 3 – Add the snowman’s head.

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 3 – Add the snowman’s head.

We’ve got to add the head of the snowman. Underneath the brim of the hat, draw a big curve. It should extend about halfway down the page.

The head should look like a circle that’s slightly cut off by the hat.

Step 4 – Add the face of the snowman.

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 4 – Add the face of the snowman.

Of course, our snowman needs to have a face!

First, draw a small upside-down triangle in the center of the head. Then, add two eyes—draw two dots on either side of the triangle. Then, draw a small curve underneath the nose for a smile!

We’re done with the face. Good job!

Step 5 – Draw a scarf!

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 5 – Draw a scarf!

Most snowmen have scarves to keep them warm outside! Let’s start to draw the scarf now.

About an inch underneath the head, draw a curve. It should go a little bit wider than the width of the head. Then, draw two lines upward connecting them back towards the head. Check out the photo to see what we mean!

Then, draw the rest of the scarf by adding a rectangle extending down on the right. Add some detail to the very end—draw tassels by forming a few short lines close together at the bottom of the second rectangle.

Step 6 – Add detail to the scarf.

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 6 – Add detail to the scarf.

Let’s add some pattern to the scarf to make it look more interesting. Throughout the scarf, drawing pairs of lines close together to form a striped pattern.

Step 7 – Draw the body of the snowman.

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 7 – Draw the body of the snowman.

Snowmen are made by forming big snowballs. Similar to the head, we’re going to draw a large round shape. This time, make it even bigger. Below the scarf, draw a large curve. It should extend from outside the right part of the scarf all the way back to the left side of the head.

Good job!

Step 8 – Add two sticks for arms!

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 8 – Add two sticks for arms!

Normally, people use sticks to form the arms of snowmen because they are easily accessible in the environment.

These shapes are irregular, so definitely check out the photo! Basically, there will be two block Y-shapes but turned over on their sides. Make them look like they are in front of the snowman’s body. They should extend up and out.

Step 9 – Draw three buttons.

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 9 – Draw three buttons.

Let’s finish off drawing the snowmen. Most snowmen have buttons. These can be made from a bunch of different found materials.

On the belly of the snowmen, draw three circles pretty close together. They should form a vertical line. Now our snowman has buttons.

We’re almost done with our snowman drawing! Ready for the final step?

Step 10 –  Color in your snowman!

How to Draw a Snowman - Step 10 –  Color in your snowman!

Last but not least, it’s time to add some color to the snowman! Have fun adding some spunk to your drawing. Find some colors and go for it!

There you go! You’re all done with your masterpiece!

Pin it now, Draw later!

Preview of step by step snowman tutorial

Thanks for following along with this tutorial—we hope you had fun and love your new snowman friend! Share this tutorial via the social media icons on our website, or just tell a friend who you think might enjoy it!

Browse our site for more tutorials like these! If you liked this winter-themed one, we have a few more that are similar. See you next time!

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