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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

S is for Cottonball "Snowman"

Activity: Cotton Ball Snowmen

-blue construction paper (background)
-cotton balls
-2 small googly eyes
-4 buttons (1 for nose & 3 for accessories)
-1 brown pipe cleaner (hands)
- 1 red pipe cleaner (mouth)
-black hat cut-out (we used construction paper)
- red scarf (we used foam)
-white crayon, paint or snowflake stickers

Prep - Before you begin making your snowman cut out 1 red scarf, and 1 black hat. Cut a small piece of red pipe cleaner for mouth. Cut brown pipe cleaner in half and then each piece in half again. I piece will be the arm and the other piece will be twisted and tied around the tip to create a branch/twig look for the hands. I find it easier to have these things ready when working with younger children so they just move right through the activity.

Step 1: Use glue to make 3 circles for the snowman's body on blue construction paper - I pre-made the snowman's body in pencil and the girls just went over it with their glue.

Step 2: cover the snowman's body completely with cotton balls

Step 3: glue hat on snowman's head

Step 4: add button for nose

Step 5: add 3 buttons on body

Step 6: glue pipe cleaner arms on either side of the middle circle

Step 7: add googly eyes, and mouth

Step 8: glue scarf onto snowman's neck

Step 8:  (optional) draw falling snow with white crayon or paint or attach stickers

Behold your adorable Cottonball Snowman!


Books We Read:

The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler

There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro



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