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Monday, February 1, 2010

Cotton Ball Snowman

Winter is alive and well at my house, so we are still celebrating snow. Celebrations make you happy :) This cotton ball snowman is a fun texture activity. You can learn about snow, "soft", and circles all while making a cute art project. Pictured are Kaitlyn's (age 2.5--left) and Bradyen's (age 4.5--right)

  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Paper to put snowman on
  • pen/pencil
  • Items for buttons, nose, eyes, hat, and arms. We used paper for everything on the body and Do-A-Dot for the arms and hat.
  1. Gather supplies
  2. Draw three circles on paper.
  1. Have your child put glue on the bottom circle. If your child isn't old enough for doing glue herself, do it for her. Oh, and take notice of my nice table cloth. I got this at the dollar store so I could protect my table from things like glue and paint. It is the craft table cloth, it cost a dollar, and I don't care what happens to it. Everyone has more fun.
  2. Have your child put the cotton balls all over the circle.
  3. Repeat for other two circles.
  4. Create your arms, hat, nose, eyes, and buttons.
  5. Allow dry and display!
Be sure to talk about how soft the cotton balls are as well as the shapes you are using to create your snowman. Talk about the biggest circle and the smallest circle to get some spacial relationships learning in there.

1 comment:

Raegan said...

So cute!! I'm going to try this tomorrow. Thanks!


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