A very cute winter craft is making name snowmen. I made the circles before hand and cut out the rest of the shapes as well. When it was time for the kids to make their snowman they found the correct letters and built their snowman to spell their own name. They also had some fun painting with a scrub brush to make snowflakes on the picture as well.
Although when you have a one year old do this …. It kind of looks like the poor snowman melted hahaha
When it is too cold to go outside, we bring the outside in.
Here the kids are having fun using liquid tempra paint to paint the snow.
This year has been CRAZY cold!! But we are still having fun with a bit of creativity!
Here is a great example of going with the flow. I had posted on my calendar that I was going to have a snow storm in the playroom… Yes a snow storm! I bought lots of cotton balls and one of the moms donated a few bags as well. I was going to let the kids blow the cotton balls around the playroom floor. It was to be a big snowstorm with all the dinosaurs and fisher price people buried and the rescue heroes were going to have to be called in… Well, just like some of the forecasts we hear on the news we prepare for a huge storm and all we get is a few flurries hahaha.
I pulled out the cotton balls and what happened? the kids decided that it would be more fun to stuff them into the play tins.. yep that’s it.
Don’t get me wrong they had lots of fun, I would definitely do it again… It just didn’t turn out the way I expected it to.
But they did have fun and that’s the main thing =-)
Today we wanted to bring snow into our playroom. So first things first we needed to get bundled up and get out there and shovel some snow!
With food colouring and water in big spray bottles we coloured our bins of snow.
Of course it didn’t take long until the dinosaurs found the snow!
The dinosaurs were having so much fun that they invited a whole bunch of people and animals =-)
Today we made red felt mittens. I cut the mitten shapes out of felt and the kids glued white pom poms on them for tiny snowballs. I used a hole punch to make a small hole in each mitten and the children threaded a long piece of red yarn through the hole to attach the two red mittens.
They turned out really cute!
It’s our first snow fall of the year! How can you not make paper snow flakes?
We made ours out of bristol board.
Then of course we covered them with silver and blue sparkles.
As always the first snow flake I cut I folded wrong ….
We decided to keep it anyway, It made for a great topper to our mobile.