A Snowman Craft
These cute snowmen will make a great winter display on your bulletin board.
A book about a snowman
- Large sheet of blue construction paper, one per child
- Three white circle, small, medium and large, one set per child
- Cotton balls
- Buttons, small pieces of fabric or ribbon, wiggly eyes and other materials for decorating the snowmen
Make this snowman after reading a snowman book like Snowballs by Lois Ehlert or The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll.
Show the class an example of the finished snowman craft. Then give each student a sheet of blue paper and one set of white circles. Hold up one of the circles and ask what shape it is. Then ask them to find the biggest circle and show them how to glue it to the bottom of the paper. Then do the same with the medium and small circles to make a snowman shape.
Next give the students cotton balls to fill in their snowman shapes. To work on fine motor skills, you can put the cotton balls in a bowl and have the students take them out with small plastic tongs and then glue them onto the snowmen. Once the snowmen are filled in with the cotton balls, let the students decorate them with buttons, wiggly eyes and small scraps of fabric, ribbon or paper. They can add faces, hats, scarves, etc to make the snowmen their own.
For a math activity about shapes have the students make another snowman. Give them circles for the bodies and a variety of other shapes like triangles, rectangles and smaller circles to use for the faces. Go over each shape and when they are finished have them tell the different shapes they used.
These preschool crafts for a winter theme are sure to be a hit with your students. For more winter fun try these other crafts and activities.