We talked about making a snowman and other ways to enjoy the snow on Wednesday so I thought today we could bring that inside and make some snow-themed crafts. The snowflake craft is loosely based on a craft idea I saw in an Oriental Trading Company catalog. The snowman craft evolved from some snowman foam stickers we bought around Christmas time.
I was trying to think of a way to help Sammi make a snowflake. The two problems I saw were 1)the paper couldn’t be folded too many times or she couldn’t cut through it and 2)the design couldn’t be very complicated. So, I folded the square just two times and then I drew some straight lines with a pink marker for her to follow. I was impressed that she actually stayed pretty close to the lines and in the end, it looked like a snowflake!
Then we traced her hands on pink paper with a pink marker, of course it had to be pink! Then I sprayed the back of the snowflake and hands with spray adhesive. I positioned the snowflake and hands on the blue paper myself, but these are things an older toddler or preschooler would love to do. Then I copied this poem onto the hands.
My hand is like a snowflake-
Unique in every way.
Please keep it close to your heart,
For I’ll be grown someday.
Here are two patterns you can print out for your little ones to try cutting their own snowflakes:
- To print, click on the image to enlarge it.
- Print from the browser’s print option.
- It should print the width of an 8.5×11 piece of paper.
- Fold on the dotted lines leaving the pink marking showing for your child to use as guides when cutting.
I made these postcard size, but you could easily leave them as cards so little ones can write a letter on the inside and send them of to someone. All you need is paper, we used cardstock for its thickness and texture for water coloring, water colors (I recommend Crayola because the colors are so bright and it washes out nicely), brushes, spray adhesive, wax or parchment paper.
Snowman Sticker Craft
We had friends over and everyone water colored their own card. This photo is of the water coloring done by a 5 year old. I loved how she made a rainbow! After the paint dried, we added the snowman and snowflake stickers. Easy to do but has depth to it making it look more complex. Very impressive 🙂
Snowman Craft Using Wax Paper
For this card, I cut two snowmen out of wax paper. Then I used a temporary spray adhesive on the back and positioned them onto the card. The we water colored over the top of it. Once the paint dried, we removed the wax paper and it was perfectly white underneath. Then I went back and added embellishments with water color.
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