Let It SNOW! This craft serves a dual purpose, fun and learning! The fun is creating a snowman and the learning is focused on measuring in inches!
- Painting Wooden Stir Stick
- Black Permanent Marker
- Orange Marker
- Goggle Eyes
- Black Foam Paper
- Buttons or Craft Rhinestones
- Craft Glue
- Small Scarf Material (strip of fabric fleece, I used a "shag craft pipe cleaner")
Next, paint the entire stick(s) white. I decided to paint both sides white, although you will only be decorating one side. I cut apart a paper grocery bag as my backdrop so there would be no mess on the counter and an easy throw away clean up! See below...
Trace a top hat onto a black foam paper and cut out.
With a permanent marker, allow the child to trace the inch lines and numbers. You will want to use a permanent marker because this is the part of the stick that will be stuck in the snow for measuring!! With this step discuss what a ruler and inches are and show how the ruler matches the stick.
Now it is time to construct the snowman! Glue the top hat at the very top, glue the goggle eyes below the hat, then draw a nose and mouth, tie the scarf, last add 3 buttons or craft rhinestones!
This is SNOW much fun!
this is such a wonderful project! i like that it can be used in dramatic sensory play or actually outside in the snow! thanks so much for stopping by my site. i've added yours to my bloglovin' reader! hope to talk more with you in the future :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by! I linked up this activity to you weekly kids co-op! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Our kids love this! This is a good reminder to go measure the snow before it all melts away today =)ReplyDelete