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Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Activities, Kids craft | 21 comments

Snowmen art

Snowmen art

Now christmas has past, but winter is still here, my children are desperate for some snow to play in, but as yet, it’s not happened. So, last week, we decided to make lots of snowmen art. Here’s what we did…..

Paper plate snowmen

paper plate snowman

We inserted a clip to attach two paper plates together, painted the plates white, then drew on snowman features. We cut out bits of card for the arms and a hat before colouring them in and glueing them in place.

It was very easy and the children definitely enjoyed it. They have asked to take them into school/nursery for show and tell (they are very proud of their snowmen!).

Cotton wool ball snowmen art
Snowman art using cotton wool balls

We drew an outline for the snowmen on coloured paper. We teased out cotton wool balls to make them easier to stick, then glued the cotton wool onto the snowmen. A few features were added and there you have it, great snowmen art!

Again, these were enjoyed, though my girls did get a little fussy about the texture of the cotton wool sticking to their fingers, but that didn’t spoil it.

Cotton wool pad snowmen
Snowman art using cotton wool pads

These were very easy too. Just glue cotton wool pads onto paper and draw on the features……so simple Β πŸ™‚

Snowman painting
snowman painting

We got the paints out and painted some simple snowmen. I think my girls were surprised at how easy it was to paint/draw snowmen….just two circles together, then a face. Easy!
children making snowman pictures

All of my children loved making these pictures. It taught them about putting simple shapes together to make a picture, as well as the use of different textures for different effects.

This was no substitute for real snow, but it helped occupy them and we all lots of fun in the process!

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  1. So many lovely snowmen! Think we will try the cotton wool one πŸ™‚

    • Great, all my kids loved making the snowmen

  2. Great snowmen let’s hope that we have some snow to use the sled.

  3. Lovely snowmen. I much prefer pretend snowmen to the cold type. (We made some fab pretend snow just before Xmas.)

    • Ooh, I might have to have a look at making pretend snow next

    • Thank you x

  4. Looks like so much fun, children just love a bit of glue don’t they?!

    • It was lots of fun and a little gluey mess with one of them πŸ˜‰

  5. Great crafts. It’s funny that once Christmas has gone you forget all about the other winter crafts! #letkidsbekids

    • Thank you, there’s so much other things to be done in winter πŸ™‚

  6. Ooo, some great ideas there! We have an in service day tomorrow, so will be looking for activities for the boys πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, hope you get some ideas x

  7. Brilliant, you’ve just reminded me I need to buy more cotton wool, comes in handy for all sorts of crafts!

    • Oh yes, there’s lots to do with cotton wool!

  8. Wow – You’ve done Snowman art like me. I love these and may have to do some at the weekend. Both me and Lucas are desperate for it to snow too – love Grace Thanks for linking to #minicreations

    • Thank you, snowman art is great fun isn’t it πŸ™‚

  9. This looks great fun… Still hoping for some of the real white stuff though!! #LetKidsBeKids

    • Yeah, me too x

    • Thank you x

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