Does your child want to play in the snow, even though it's time to come inside? Here's a great activity to help him satisfy his snow play cravings in a cozy indoor setting. He can create his very own igloo! He can even include an Eskimo, wearing a warm coat complete with a hood made from fuzzy cotton!
Lay a sheet of blue paper on the table in a landscape, or horizontal position.
Ask your child to use the scissors to cut out small rectangular shapes to create the blocks of ice.
Have him tear long strips of tissue paper to create an icy terrain, where the igloo will be built.
Encourage him to glue the "ice" tissue paper to the bottom of the page, positioning the strips horizontally. Overlap them to get a more ice-like appearance.
Have him start setting out the ice blocks in the shape of the igloo. There are two main shapes to the igloo; the first shape resembles a large circle with a flat bottom, and the second shape is an upright oval with a flat bottom created as the entrance to the icy home.
Glue the ice blocks down to finish the igloo.
Hand him the construction paper and have him cut out a circle for the Eskimo's face, and an outfit for him to wear in the cold weather. Make sure he includes a hat!
Add the "fur" lining to the front of the hat by unrolling a cotton ball and separating a small piece of it from the rest of the ball. Glue it in a circular line around the face of the Eskimo to complete the wintry look.