Friday, January 25, 2013

Dancing Snowmen

I got this snowman craft idea years and years ago from some book. You're supposed to use paper plates, but I find the kids have a hard time gluing things to the ridges of the plates. Glue sticks aren't strong enough. So whenever I do this craft with my class, I just use white paper circles. I cut out boots, carrot noses and hats from construction paper. And this year I cut out circles for buttons, since I didn't have any. One of my sisters gave me a big book of wallpaper samples, so I cut the mittens from that. The kids glued on all the pieces and drew eyes and a mouth.

Then I used a hole punch and some yarn to attach the head to the body. This is what makes the snowmen dance. They wiggle when you hold the hat and move the snowmen a little bit. It's very cute.

I hung them from the ceiling so they can dance around whenever the vents blow air.

The snowman book I read during circle time wasn't about a dancing snowman, but rather a very cold snowman.
Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright. This book is ADORABLE! The snowman is cold and tries to warm himself up, but always ends up melting himself! The kids have to keep building him. And there are two cardinals that are hilarious!! They are my favorite part of the book. They end up taking a bath or swimming in his puddle or roasting marshmallows by the fire. You can see inside the book if you look it up on Amazon. SO CUTE! My kids always like finding the cardinals on each page and end up giggling like crazy! Maybe next time we'll have to make a sneezy snowman craft.

**Linking up to Two Succulent Sisters!**


Melissa said...

They are adorable! I can't wait for some colder weather here, perhaps we should do some snowman craft to convince ourselves that it's cold :) Thanks for sharing.

Maro's kindergarten said...

The snowmen are very cute! I love that yoy gave them movement!

Linda Bouffard said...

Isn't this cute? I'd love for you to link this to my party What to do Weekends. Thanks, Linda