A few days ago I shared with you our latest winter sensory bin, and I mentioned that I already had some other ideas for that artificial snow. It turned out to be such a fun crafting material! Yesterday we had fun with this simple snowman craft while watching the snow fall.
I traced 3 different sized cups to create the circles for our snowmen.
Then the kids used paintbrushes to thoroughly coat each circle with glue.
Once each circle was covered in glue, the kids had fun taking handfuls of artificial snow and sprinkling it onto the glue. We pressed it down a bit to make sure it would stick, and then I carefully tapped off the extra snow into a bowl to use later.
We let the snowman’s body dry before adding accessories.
I pulled out some ribbon for scarves, felt to make hats, and a few pipe cleaners for arms and carrot noses. My daughter suggested buttons for the eyes, and so I hunted out some matching buttons.
I loved watching them sort through the items and coming up with their own unique snowmen!
My daughter went all out, adding a coat, belt, and pom-pom ear muffs to her snowman craft.
Artificial snow created a fun 3-D snowman craft the kids were super proud of.
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Donna DM Yates says
Way fun! I want to make one. It’s so creative. Love it.
So cute! I love all the accessories too! The only time I used snow and it wasn’t actually for an activity with the kids but was used as a ‘prop’ for our Elf on the Shelf. I mixed a bit of baking soda with water and voila, fake snow! It really did have the feel of real snow. I was so distracted with all the holiday going ons that I didn’t think that I could use this snow as a sensory bin!
I’m going to have to try mixing the baking soda and water to see what that’s like! Always looking for other fun ways to play! 🙂
They just love glue, don’t they?
I try hard not to just let them squeeze it around here (that’s why we use the paint brushes…) My daughter would go through a gallon if I let her!
Nice to meet you, too.
Crystal @ Crystal's Tiny Treasures says
These are so cute, I especially adore the jacket and earmuffs! Thanks for linking up with Mom’s Library, I’ll be featuring you this week at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures.
My daughter likes to go all out! 🙂 Thanks for featuring it!