This is the best time of year for snuggling up with your little tinies and a cup of hot cocoa with lots of marshmallows and maybe a candy cane and a big ol’ pile of picture books. When the boys were small, we would just grab armloads of books and dump them in the living room floor so we could go through them one by one, reading the stories, oohing and aahing over the illustrations, wondering what might have happened after the book ended, and making crafts that went with the books.
Seriously. We could waste an entire day doing that.
Since you probably enjoy similar days, and it’s the perfect time for reading about snowmen, I have to share this adorable craft with you. It’s easy enough for preschoolers to enjoy, but fun for older kids, too. And it’s all made from upcycled cotton products you probably already have in the house!
Cotton Snowman Craft
- 2 cotton swabs
- 3 round cotton cosmetic pads
- 20+ cotton balls
- Black, orange, and blue construction paper
- Hole punch (optional)
What you do:
- Glue the cosmetic pads onto the blue construction paper, leaving a 2-inch space at the bottom of the paper to add snow
- Glue cotton swabs to either side of middle pad for arms
- Cut a small triangle from the orange construction paper for your snowman’s carrot nose and glue in place
- Cut 8 circles from the black construction paper with scissors or a hole punch
- Place 3 black circles in a line down the center pad and glue in place
- Use remaining black circles to give your snowman a face
- Cut a top hat shape from black construction paper
- Glue on your snowman’s head
- Glue cotton balls in rows below your snowman for snow
- You could even make some cotton ball clouds!
For more snowy fun, check out Story Time: The Snowy Day and Story Time: The Mitten
What to Read Wednesday
The most popular post from last week was:
Top 5 Children’s Books That Celebrate Differences from The Mom Gene
And now for the link up!
Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.
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