1.) Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper, scissors, a plastic bag, white paint, some googly eyes, pom poms or buttons , some scrap orange and red paper , some masking or painters tape and glue.
2.) Start by folding on sheet of construction paper in half lengthwise and cut out the shape of a snowman to make a stencil.
3.) Tape the stencil over the 2nd sheet of construction paper to keep it in place.
4.) Crumple your bag and dip it in the paint. This is my hand because I needed both to help my 3 year old do it and couldn’t take any pictures. For really little guys use a small bag, I used a full size one and he needed both hands and help.
5.) Print onto your paper.
6.) Add your nose, mouth (feel free to make yours out of black circles, my son insisted on a red mouth) and eyes.
7.) Add glue for the buttons and add.
8.) Carefully remove the stencil and let dry.
There are a lot of books about snowmen and winter at your local library and book store if you don’t have one handy at home but I wanted to share this one because it’s message is so sweet without being a lecture about cooperation with cute pictures. In The Biggest Snowman Ever two friendly mice are enjoying competing against each other to make the biggest snowman in their towns competition. The competition is stiff and soon they figure out instead of competing against each other they could combine forces and make an even bigger better snowman. Cooperation and friendship prevails in this sweet story.
Allison McDonald is the founder of No Time For Flash Cards and former preschool teacher. She creates fun kids crafts in the Seattle area with her 4 year old son, and infant daughter who mostly just watches.