Find out what real animals think of the mysterious stranger that shows up one day unexpectedly in the story, Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl Sams II and Jean Stoick, then make a fun paper snowman of your own!

Stranger in the Woods book cover

Snowman Craft


  • One piece of white paper cut into two 3″x6″ rectangles and one 2″ x 6″ rectangle
  • One piece of black construction paper cut into a 2 1/2″ diameter circle and a 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle
  • One piece of construction paper cut to 6″ x 9″. This can be any color.
  • One piece of brown construction paper about 3″ x 4″
  • One tiny piece of orange construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
Snowman craft example


  1. Roll the three white rectangles into tubes and use the glue stick to secure.
  2. Arrange the white tubes on the background paper as shown above and glue in place onto the background page.
  3. Cut the black circle on one side so that it is flat on one side. Glue the black circle to the top of the small white tube so that the flat side is along the background page.
  4. Roll the black rectangle into a tube and use the glue stick to secure.
  5. Glue the black tube to the background sheet as shown.
  6. Draw the desired arm/ hand shapes on the brown paper and cut out.
  7. Glue the arms to the background page, inserting into the middle white tube.
  8. Cut the orange paper into a triangle and glue to the top white tube.
  9. Draw the snowman’s features with marker.