Last year I purchased a lot of paper plates in the hopes of getting out for picnics on the beach or in the wood. This only happened a time or two so I thought about other uses for them and thought we could make snowmen as we haven’t had any snowfall last more than an hour or so this winter.
Each child took one larger and one smaller paper plate. They were then stapled together to resemble the snowballs of a snowman.
Then out came the paint. Tristan’s choice for this project was purple. They must be snowmen at dusk?
After carefully painting the plates, the creativity began.
Tristan learned how to ‘accordion’ two strips of paper together to make springy arms.
Mini pompoms were selected for buttons and noses.
Coloured googly eyes were affixed.
Tristan took the honour of drawing the mouth onto both his and his sister’s snowman.
A hat was cut from construction paper to ‘top’ off the day’s work.
We now have a selection of snowmen in the hallway. So as the blossoms bloom outdoors, it feels like winter indoors!
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