Activity:

Snowman Craft

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What You Need:

  • White modeling clay
  • Glitter (silver or opal)
  • Toothpicks
  • Tempera paint
  • Paint brush
  • Thin, flexible wire (optional, available at most arts or crafts stores)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric scraps
  • Glue

What You Do:

  1. Begin molding and bending the clay with your hands. Have your child pour some of the glitter onto the clay. Allow him to mix the glitter in by molding the clay further.
  2. Choose a starting shape, either round spheres or square cubes. Ask your child to build three sizes of the chosen shape. These should be small, medium, and large.
  3. Have your child stack the shapes in size order with the largest on the bottom. If the clay will not stick together insert a toothpick all the way through from the top.
  4. Add two toothpicks as arms.
  5. Use a small amount of clay to create eyes and a nose.
  6. Create a hat and scarf for the snowman. This can be done using extra clay or with fabric scraps that have been cut to size. Use a small amount of clear drying, non-toxic glue to secure.
  7. Paint specific parts of the snowman such as his eyes, nose, or hat. For an extra embellishment try adding extra glitter to the paint.

After making these geometry inspired snowmen, try something a bit different. Create a stretched snowman form out of craft wire by bending it into different shapes. Cover the wire with glittered modeling clay and paint as needed.

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