Thursday, 15 December 2011

Chilly Paper Plate Snowmen

Another one of our craft activities this month were these fab chilly snowmen!  The children loved getting sticky with paint and PVA glue when we made them.

I started off by cutting out the inside of a paper plate, then stapled it to the top of a second whole paper plate, with a slight over lap.  Then with the left over bit of the first paper plate, I cut the outside part in half, then in half again to make the scarves.  Since my little people are all aged 2 and under, I assisted them in painting the scarves with stripes of different coloured paints.  We did the same for the snowman's hat.  This was made using a 3rd paper plate; the inside part cut in half. These were then left to dry.

While they were drying on the kitchen radiator the children got lovely and sticky using PVA glue to stick on some cotton wool balls to the snowman's body and some eyes, a mouth and buttons that I had cut out from black card for them.  They then glued on a carrot image that we found using clip art on the computer.

When they had dried, the hats and scarves were glued on and a glittery pom pom was added to the hats.

The children were over the moon with their completed snowmen and I've had a few photos from parents proudly displaying their child's at home!


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