Monday, January 9, 2012

Snowman in a Baggie!

I love "baggie" projects - so easy and, again, practically free! For this one all you need is a baggie, peel and stick fun foam scraps in black, regular fun foam scraps in orange, silver glitter if you have it and some shaving cream. A Dollar Store can of shaving cream is enough for a whole class.
Cut 2 large  (about quarter sized) circles and 5 smaller circles from the black peel and stick foam. These do not need to be uniform or perfect circles. No tracing needed. They are "lumps of coal" for the snowman's face so any lumpy shape works. Makes this project easy for all ages.

Stick the circles to the outside of the baggie in the shape of a snowman's face.
 Leave room for the nose.
Add a generous sprinkle of glitter into the baggie. This is optional.
Put the orange triangle nose (cut from regular fun foam- not peel and stick) inside the baggie.
Add a generous squirt of shaving cream and seal the baggie zipper. Fold over and tape closed for added security.
Then you just squish that baggie around and try to line up the nose in the right place on the snowman's face!  

What a great manipulative toy! All ages love this.** It's great for a rainy, dreary day when you can't go outside. It helps with the wiggles to keep those little hands busy. You can squish and wiggle that snowman all afternoon.

** When I go to training events I often let the teachers who are attending make one of these and they LOVE them. They have a blast. If I have teen helpers at church when I do this project, they all want to make one too!! You can't go wrong with this snowman project and it costs pennies!!

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  1. Great idea! Stopping by from Fun Stuff Friday!

  2. You always have the cutest but simple projects. Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday.

  3. Cool! My kids would love this! TFS!

  4. This is such a FUN and CLEVER idea!! Love it!! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you wan to =-) I also wanted to invite you to link up at my kid oriented linky party TGIF - - I know my readers would love this too!
    Beth =-)

  5. Super cute! I teach preschool and this is a great idea. I will be pinning this one.

  6. this is great! we loooooove shaving cream and this is such a fun spin on it! Pinning this and can't wait to try it!

  7. Saw this cool snowman at Toys in the Dryer. I will be pinning this and using it. Thanks, Renee from Suppers Youngans & Thangs

  8. I am your newest follower, would like to invite you to follow back. Have a good day!

  9. hi.. i made this with my preschool class. but all of the black stickers kept coming unglued. any suggestions?

  10. @Debbie. I hope you check this - Blogger won't let me reply this morning! I have always just used peel and stick black fun foam from Hobby Lobby or Michaels and cheap baggies and the foam has always been really sticky. I am not sure if it could have been the fun foam - maybe it was a little old and had lost some of it's stickiness. I've never used any other kind of sticker or glues fun foam to a baggie. I hope that helps. marcie

  11. This is adorable! I am sharing with my sons' preschool teachers (we always swap craft ideas), and featuring on Dollar Store Mom. Can't wait to make it!

  12. Just saw this on FB I love snowman so I will be doing this with my kiddo's for Christmas. Will be linking back to you!!. Thanks so much for the great idea. (Momma's Fun World)