Winter Skier Figurine


Create a ski-man figurine using sticks and wired pipe cleaners! This is a perfect craft project for the winter season with your grade-schoolers. Invite the whole family to finish mini-skier models of yourselves for Christmas!


1 hour 30 minutes

Age Group

6 years and above

  • This DIY craft is suitable for grade-school pupils and the whole family.

Materials and Tools

  • Clothes pin
  • Toothpicks
  • 2 ice cream sticks
  • 2-inch polystyrene ball
  • 2 Pipe cleaners of different color/design
  • Small piece of coloured art paper
  • Coloured markers
  • Super glue


Step 1.

Imagine a ski-man figurine to design the styro ball using the coloured markers. Draw the face and the hat.

Step 2.

Attach the painted ball on a toothpick.

Step 3.

Take out the wire on a used clothes pin and break it into two. Using the super glue, attach each to the head stick in a triangle position. This will serve as your figurine’s body.

Step 4.

Wrap one of the pipe cleaners onto the neck of the figurine like a scarf. Wrap the other color of pipe cleaners to the body so it now looks like a ski-man in a mini coat.

Step 5.

Extend the second pipe cleaner on both sides to look like hands of your mini-skier.

Step 6.

Cut 2 small circles out of the art paper and attach each to the end of a pair of toothpicks. Attach these toothpicks to the end of the pipe cleaner hands. These will look like your ski-man’s poles.

Step 7.

Glue your mini-skier on to a pair of ice cream sticks. The paddle pops will look like the ski boards. Leave it to dry for a few minutes.

Step 8.

Wrap two more pipe cleaners of the same color on each foot. They will look like boots and voila! You now have your skier figurine.

More Fun Ideas and Expansions

Make your DIY skier craft more interesting using these expanded fun ideas:

  • Instead of pipe cleaners, use different material like pine cones for the body.
  • Use a realistic head gear like a mini-bonnet with pom-poms.
  • Invite the whole family to make ice skier figurines for themselves!

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