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Melted Snowman Painting Craft

Its the season for snow! We are keeping everything crossed that we will have a decent fall of snow this year! I would love to take my 4 year old sledging, have snowball fights, make snow angels and of course build a snowman! How exciting!

We have been doing some Snowman crafts. Did you see the Snowman Keepsake we made last year? You guys loved it and I have really enjoyed lots of you sending me your versions of the craft in!! We work hard to inspire! When we see photos that you have gone off with your children to enjoy what we have posted it really does mean a lot to us! Keep them coming!! We made a card version of the craft too!!

Back to today's craft. A very simple snowman craft that is perfect for any age - especially toddlers and preschoolers!! There is no right or wrong way to do it and the messier the project gets the better it looks!!

We have seen various versions of this floating around on Pinterest but we decided to add our own little spin on it!

You will need:
Coloured paper (something bold for contrast)
White Paint
Paint Brush
Googly Eyes
Snowman Parts (Carrot Nose, Hat etc)

Some of you may wish to have the snowman parts pre-cut before starting this activity. Others may wish to leave this for the children to do independently. You know your children. You know what they would enjoy best. Go with what you feel. I cut them out but left the paper I used with the scissors available on the table so if Little N wanted to she could have made her own too.

She sat down at the table and we compared the sizes of what I had cut out. I made a variety so she could make choices. She decided to make a melted snowman family with a Daddy, Mommy and a baby! - CUTE!

She set about by making white painting splodges over the paper. A big one for Daddy, a medium sized one for Mommy and a smaller one for baby. Her mathematical language during this activity was super! What a fun way to promote talking about size - the children are that busy creating, they're not paying attention to you being sneaky and checking their understanding! 

Once the splodges were made she randomly added the snowman parts to the white blobs. Really simple and she found it rather amusing!

It also got us talking about melting. She was asking lots of questions about what happens when a Snowman melts. I am keen to start doing some ice activities again with her so she can experience this first hand. I can't wait to do the Preschool Salt and Ice Experiment again - it was so beautiful!

If you decide to give this Melted Snowman Painting Craft a go - take photos! Send them to us to add to this post! It's always great to see how other people get on with crafts.

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