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!
What You Need:
- Construction paper in various colors
- Tissue paper
- Glue stick
What You Do:
- 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.