After putting up all our Christmas decorations, the kids wanted to keep on decorating. We took a quick gander around the house and decided that our bedroom doors looked a little bare. So, we got to work.
The directions below will guide your snowman building adventure. This low budget activity gives kids creative freedom to also add a hat, boots, hands, etc. My kids (5 and 4 years old) were happy picking out the scarf colors, tracing, cutting and hanging the pieces. The older they get, the more creative they become.
OK, let’s start creating. Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:
- 9 x 12 colored construction paper (1 piece orange, 1 piece black and 2 pieces of different colored paper for the scarf)
- Kid-safe scissors
- 3” circle stencil or round cookie cutter
- Orange and white crayon/marker
- CARROT: Draw a carrot on the orange paper, that is almost the full length of the paper using an orange crayon/marker. See image for guidance. Using a kid-safe scissors, have your child cut out the carrot.
- COAL (eyes/mouth/buttons): Using the circle stencil, have your child trace 12 circles on the black paper using a white crayon. They may need guidance to ensure all 12 circles will fit onto one page. Using a kid-safe scissors, have your child cut out the coal.
- Scarf: Cut your two remaining colored pieces of construction paper into 8 equal pieces. To do this, I folded the paper into eighths then cut on the line.
- Assembly: Now the fun part, the kids get to build a snowman. Depending on their age, they may need assistance with the scarf. When you are attaching the last colored piece for the scarf, cut strips 3/4 of the way up the paper to get the appearance of fringes on a scarf.
Please share a picture of your completed snowman in the comment section below. We’d love to see them! 🙂