Snowman Snow Ruler

Snow rules! Measure the accumulation (big or small!) with a snowman snow ruler you can make at home.

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  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Pencil
  • Disposable Plate
  • Ribbon
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Ruler

CIY Staff Tips:

  • A spoon with a flat handle works best for this project!
  • Getting more than a few inches? Attach the Snowman Snow Ruler to a yard stick.


Step 1

Cover spoon in white paint. Dry 1–2 hours. Add second coat of paint. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 2

Use ruler and pencil to mark 1” increments on spoon handle.

Step 3

Paint facial features on bowl of spoon

Step 4

Paint over pencil measurements. Let all paint steps dry 1–2 hours.

Step 5

Tie ribbon around neck of spoon.

Step 6

Place in the snow to measure how much has accumulated!

  • Occasion:

    • Winter,

    • Games & Activities,

    • Rainy Day Crafts

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+

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