Its Kids Co-op time again. Please link up your kids activity posts and check out what others have been up to this week. I'm linking up the following:
Super Simple Snowmen
(Goblin is 37 months)
Way back in May this year Goblin decided he wanted to make a snowman. I took photos of our activity but I have been holding onto them until it got cold enough to share without being completely odd. So here is our snowman craft - this activity should appeal to the 'craft challenged' among us because it really is idiot proof.
You will need:
a toilet roll or kitchen roll cut in half
cotton wool balls
optional face and body decorations: raisins, buttons, pompoms, material, bottle tops
First get your child to glue the cotton wool balls to the cardboard tube. We made two because I used a kitchen roll cut in half. Take a big piece of bubble wrap and roll it into a ball. Use tape to secure the ball at the 'neck'. Then stick the neck to the inside of the cardboard tube. You can paint the bubble wrap - I did because it added a bit of toddler input to the activity but it looks fine without the white paint.
Then glue on your snowman face. You can use what ever is to hand. We used raisins and orange pompoms for the face ad actual buttons down the body. You could also use painted paper or playdough. Positioning the faces can be a bit tricky. Goblin managed the buttons but I had to help with the faces.
Finally you can add some additional glitz with a bottle top hat (innocent juice bottle tops are perfect) and a snazzy scarf - I cut up a duster for ours. The Scarf is a good accessory to hide any 'craft fail' when fastening the head to the body.
And hey presto, snowmen. You can even animate them as puppets by sticking your fingers up the cardboard tube and making them dance.