SNOWMAN SPOON-A 1-2-3 Activity
White plastic spoon (round part is the face)
Scrap of orange craft foam, felt or card stock
Scrap of black craft foam, felt or card stock
Felt or ribbon for a scarf
Black beads or stickers
Marker pen and white glue that will attach to plastic
Cut the appropriate nose and hat shapes out of your scraps. Using tiny dabs of white glue, attach the features carefully. Use a marker pen to draw a mouth.
SHREDDED COCONUT SNOWMAN
Place glue on a piece of paper in the shape of a snowman.
Have the children add coconut to the paper.
Use raisins for the eyes and buttons
MELTED SNOWMAN PIN
Caution-this one is for older kids...
Simply put a glob of hot glue onto a sheet of wax paper. While glue is still warm-place eyes, nose and mouth. When melted snowman is firm, peel it off of wax paper and glue on pin backing.
(Image by KidActivities.net) NOTE: Eventhough the pin is small, it took most of a hot glue stick
PEANUT BUTTER JAR SNOWMAN #1
Peanut Butter jar
Orange card stock or foam
Add features with twigs, pipe cleaners, buttons, or pom-poms
Fill the peanut butter jar tightly with cotton balls. (The cotton will hold the features in place.)
Slide a carrot shaped nose--button or pom-pom eyes--and button or pom-pom buttons down the inside of the jar. Add small twigs from outdoors-- or pipe cleaners for the arms.
You can finish off by making a top hat from construction paper as in the sample. (Direction are below in Snowman Jar #2.)
I've also seen this project with a pre-made bow on top of the cap! The bow would be much easier if doing this with young children. (Image and sample by KidActivities uses pom-pom buttons, button eyes, and pipe-cleaner arms. Hat is a combination of black craft tape and construction paper.) Image by KidActivities.net
PEANUT BUTTER JAR SNOWMAN #2
1. Fill a peanut butter jar with cotton and replace the lid.
2. Make a scarf either from paper or material. Glue the scarf just above the center part of the jar. (This creates head and body separation)
3. Complete decorations by adding facial features, buttons, and an orange pipe cleaner nose.
4. To make the hat, first glue construction paper around the edge of the lid.
Next, cut a rectangle from construction paper and glue or staple it into a tube. Glue this onto the paper that is on the lid. (Leave an edge so it appears to have a brim.)
5. Finish of the top hat by cutting a circle to fit on top of the tube. Glue it in place. (It may be easier to glue to top to the tube-before gluing down the tube)
MINI 'MARSHMALLOW' OUTLINED SNOWMEN
Draw three circles on heavy construction paper or card stock. Make the face as desired.
For eyes, 'KidActivities' used google eyes on one... and M&M's on the other.
Left-over corn candy makes the nose. (The eyes and mouth could also be drawn in with marker--and orange construction paper for the 'carrot nose'). Buttons are actually made with buttons on one and pom-poms on the other
To continue, outline the circle shapes with marshmallows. Add Popsicle sticks, Pretzel sticks, twigs or pipe cleaners for arms--and a bit of ribbon or cloth for a scarf!
As illustrated--snowman can be filled in with marshmallows as well as finger print snow flakes and artificial snow or shredded coconut added as desired. Put out a variety of supplie and see what the kids come up with!
TIP: Activities of this type are great in building counting skills. Have children count the marshamallow they use ...Be sure to have extra marshmallows and M&M's for the kids to munch on! Plain snowman is on 9X12 paper...Marshmallow filled in snowman is 11X14 (Images by KidActivities.net)
SNOWMAN DISPLAY FOR A DOOR OR WALL...
Make a large snowman holding a banner that says:
IT"S "SNOW" SECRET...SAC (or grade ____) IS "COOL"!
Hang shiny blue wrapping paper on the board or door and put the snowman in the middle. Then have each child cut out a snowball and sign it. Scatter all the snowballs around the door or board.
It should look like it was the target of a major snowball fight! It's something you can leave up from first snow to last snow!
FROLICKING SNOMAN DISPLAY BOARD
Material: Hot glue gun/glue sticks, small beads, bit of carrot-shaped nose and pin backing...
'FROLICKING SNOWMEN' DISPLAY BOARD
Put three jolly snow fellows on a blue background. Stand them on white drifting "snow."
One is juggling snowballs; the middle is about to throw a ball; the last is 'mid-flip' while jumping rope!
All are smiling -- have a long construction-paper carrot nose and apple-red cheeks. Thank you to Upton Elementary School-Royal Oak, Michigan for sharing...(Photo by KidActivities)
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