Sunday, January 8, 2012

Can you have too many Snowmen???

Not really! And certainly not if they are cute and easy to make from free materials!!

Here's a Snow Guy who has been hanging around a long time! In fact, he's a little crumpled because he travels with me when I go to conferences and teacher trainings but he's still fun!
He's a 'freebie', too. You've got most of this "stuff' hanging around. I used 2 sizes of white paper plates, scraps of fabric, recycled supposedly "disposable" forks, wiggle eyes, scrap fabric, fun foam, etc. Whatever you have hanging around - just throw it on a table and see what the kiddos create. Theirs are always so much better anyway :)

I punched holes in the top and bottoms of the paper plates and strung them together with strips of fabric or yarn so he twirls a little bit. The hat is a black plastic container from Chic-Fil-A. Salad and brownies come in the same type container - here's hoping I had the healthy choice!!
Give him a cute, happy face.
Glue on some forks or twigs for arms - or maybe popsicle sticks. Whatever you have on hand.
Scrap fabric was all we needed for a long, long scarf.
We glued on buttons on the middle circle. ( You can talk about big and little circles, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, middle, etc. along with snowman stories, recycling or Winter facts - versatile craft in the classroom setting!)

And the best part of this guy?? The bottom circle is a "snowglobe"! I cut out the center of the plate to make a big opening. Then put some glitter and fun foam snowflakes in a baggie. Add a couple of good squirts of clear hand sanitizer and seal it up.

It's hard to see in this picture but you just tape the baggie to the back of your circle and you have a squishy, sparkly snowglobe for your snowman. Nice sensory touch and the sanitizer makes it fun to squish the snowflakes around and it doesn't leak out. If it does then just "wash your hands" and it's all good!!

1 comment:

  1. Found you on Skip to my Lou. Such a fantastic post and adorable snowman! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?