Unfortunately, December flew by for us this year. Right as Christmas was flying by, my kids said, “Why didn’t we do any Christmas crafts this year?” The only answer I could think of was that I didn’t really feel like it, but that’s hard to tell to your kids. I’m pregnant, so everything extra to do is effort. Instead, I quickly turned my answer around and said, I don’t know, but we’re going to do some winter crafts! So..we began our winter crafts with Snowmen!
These snowmen were a lot of fun to make. You cut a potato in half and use it as your stamp. It’s funny how something so simple can please the kids so much! (Hint: cut your potato as flat as possible, or you’ll have a bumpy looking snowman).
Twigs (or Construction paper) for arms
Potato cut in half
Black paper for buttons, eyes & mouth, cut into circles
Orange paper for nose
Clear or White glitter to embellish (optional)
- Cut your potato in half.
- Dip it into white paint
- Let the kids make 3 balls for the snowman out of it.
- Use 9 black dots to embellish the snow man. 2 for the eyes, 3 for the mouth and 4 buttons going down.
- Use an orange triangle for the nose.
- Glue twigs down for the arms.
- My kids wanted a top hat, so we cut one of those out of the black paper at the last minute.
- They wanted to complete their pictures with snow on the ground and snow falling out of the sky, so I gave them that freedom as you’ll see in the photos below.
- Be sure to sprinkle with clear or white glitter, to make your snow glisten.
4 year old’s finished project.
8 year old’s finished project.
11 year old’s finished project