Dec 082012
 
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I wanted to do something fun with the kids this afternoon, so I put together this Snowman craft. I had seen something similar to this as a free craft event and thought, I bet I can I figure out how to do that myself at home. It was really easy to implement and the biggest part was cutting out the pieces to be glued onto the body of the snowman.

 

All you need for this craft is:

  • scissors
  • pieces of construction paper in orange, brown, black, and red.  You can use any other colors as well
  • cotton balls
  • glue
  • hole punch
  • craft sticks (aka popsicle sticks) and if you don’t have craft sticks try using pencils or sticks from a tree.

I went ahead and made an example in advance for my kids to follow.  I simply glued three cotton balls to the top of the popsicle stick and attached the various items for clothing to the cotton balls with glue. After this, I then cut out some more scarfs, hats, skirts, and arms from the construction paper for the kids to use.  However, I let them use the hole punch to make circles for buttons, mouths, and eyes.

I had to supervise my 4-year-old with the glue, but I did let my 6-year-old do it all by himself.  They each made a Snowman and a Snow-woman. Both kids had a blast making this craft.

As a suggestion, you could easily turn these Snow people into magnets by gluing a strip magnet to the back.  Also, they could be an ornament by tying a ribbon on before you put all of the parts on the stick, or gluing a ribbon to the back. I think my kids are going to use them as puppets. They’ll probably end up in a potted plant for me to enjoy.

I hope you and your family enjoy this craft, and Happy Holidays!

FFM

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