This was a fun, simple, and classic snowman craft for preschoolers that we did earlier this week while talking about snow and what you can do with snow. (I should add that where we live we never get snow, so any “snow” we use in our activities is of the man-made variety.)
Note: For more winter crafts your kids will love, see my Winter Activities for Kids page.
Then I set out the following materials for the kids to use:
- Construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Googly eyes
- Buttons (not pictured because I added them later)
- Chenille stems
- Red embroidery floss
I gave QBoy and XGirl each their own sheet of paper, and then I drew two circles on them in order to make the outline of the snowman body. Then I invited the kids to fill in their snowmen with cotton ball “snow.” Once they had sufficient snow on their snowmen, they added googly eyes to the head and buttons to the body.
They used chenille stems to add arms and legs to the snowmen.
In fact, they both got a little sidetracked while adding the arms and legs because they LOVED cutting up the chenille stems. QBoy cut up several stems into 1 inch pieces. He insisted that the pieces were going to be for the snowman, but really they were just for the fun of using the scissors to cut something quite challenging. 🙂 He found them easier to cut when Grandmum held them taut for him.
After they finished cutting up several chenille stems, the kids managed to finish their snowmen. Looking ready for winter, don’t you think? 🙂
More winter resources
More snowman posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Snowman crafts to make this winter
- Puffy paint snowman craft
- Plastic bottle snowman craft
- Sticky paper snowman craft
- Shredded paper snowman craft
- Snowman do-a-dot printables
- Color the snowman buttons activity