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Six Easy Snowman Crafts for Preschoolers

Winter is a fun time do craft projects and activities with preschool aged children. Here are some snowman crafts that any preschooler is sure to enjoy.

Puffy Paint Snowman

You can make your own "puffy paint" by mixing equal parts white school glue and shaving cream. An adult needs to do this part of the project. Young children also should not be left alone while doing this project to make sure they don't try to taste their creation.

Give the child a paintbrush and let them "paint" a snowman on construction paper with the puffy paint mixture.

Let the painting dry, then the child can glue on google eyes and use construction paper to cut out a nose and hat for the snowman.

Cottonball Snowman

Draw the outline of a snowman on a piece of construction paper, and let your child glue cottonballs all over the snowman to look like "snow". Cut hat, eyes, nose, and mouth out of construction paper and let the child glue them on top of the cotton balls. As an alternative craft, mini marshmallows can be used instead of cotton balls.

Paper Plate Snowman

This is a fun activity that will also help improve your child's fine motor skills.

For this activity, you will need a large paper plate, a small paper plate, yarn, a hole punch, markers.

Using the hole punch, punch holes around the edges of both paper plates, approximately 1 inch apart.

Cut a length of yarn and help the child lace the yarn through the holes around both plates. Next place the small plate above the larger plate and use a small piece of yarn to tie the two plates together. The smaller plate will be the snowman's head, and the larger plate the snowman's body.

Have the child use markers or crayons to draw on the snowman's face. Buttons can also be used for eyes or on the front of the snowman's body.

Snowman Refrigerator Magnet

For this craft you will need popsicle sticks, white craft paint, markers, small buttons, glue, small magnets, and black construction paper.

Help your child paint a popsicle stick white. After the paint dries, use markers to draw a face on the snowman. Glue buttons to the snowman's body.

Help your child cut a hat out of black construction paper and glue it to the snowman's head. Glue a magnet to the back of the stick so that it can be placed on the refrigerator.

Styrofoam Cup Snowman

For each snowman you will need two styrofoam cups, construction paper, glue, sequins, and google eyes.

Place glue around the rims of both of the cups and glue the two cups together.

After the glue is dry, let the child draw a face on the snowman and decorate it with sequins, buttons, etc. Use construction paper to create a hat and scarf for the snowman.

Craft Stick Snowman

For this snowman project you will need seven jumbo sized craft sticks that you can find any craft store.

Help your child use white craft paint to paint six of the craft sticks. Paint the last craft stick black. This one will be the brim of the snowman's hat.

Paint the top 2 inches of the six white craft sticks black. This will be the snowman's hat.

Cut out a piece of cardboard, 3 3/4 inches x 5 inches. Glue the six craft sticks together in a row on the piece of cardboard with no space in between the sticks. This is the snowman's body.

Glue the black stick horizontally across the white sticks, where the white and black on the white craft sticks meet. This is the brim of the snowman's hat.

Glue google eyes on the white portion of the sticks for the snowman's eyes. The nose and mouth can be drawn on with markers or cut out of construction paper.

Kids love snowmen, and preschoolers are no exception. These fun snowman crafts will keep your preschooler busy this winter season.

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Lamplighter Montessori School, a private school in Memphis TN.

Copyright 2012, Creative Homemaking, LLC. This article may not be reprinted.

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