Is it too cold to go outside? Winter is a great time to build a friendly snowman, but sometimes the weather just does not want to cooperate. Turn regular modeling clay into a glittery snowy surprise! Explore shape and form with this wintery art activity that encourages young children to learn about the artistry of sculpture. Build a traditional three sphere snowman, or go for an alternative option such as snow cube people or stretched snowmen.
Creating Sparkle Snowmen will help your child to learn about art as well as basic math concepts such as shape, size measuring, and counting. Add in math vocabulary words such as geometry, sphere, and cube for an extra special lesson!
What You Need:
- White modeling clay
- Glitter (silver or opal)
- Tempera paint
- Paint brush
- Thin, flexible wire (optional, available at most arts or crafts stores)
- Fabric scraps