By Cori of Peace, Baby! Batiks
Here in my part of Maryland, we've had more 60-degree days
this winter than we’ve had inches of snow, and it’s making me homesick for the
winters of my childhood in Northern New York State. My son is missing the snow,
too, and he hasn't really had a chance to make a snowman.
So, I was excited to find this cute
snowman craft on Pinterest (where all my good ideas come from lately!).
Whether you’ve had enough snow or are still waiting for flakes to fall, these
are an easy way to pass some time, and they last long enough to be played with
for a couple of days.
Can of shaving cream
Black construction paper or craft foam
Orange craft foam
Cut enough “coal” pieces for each snowman’s eyes and mouth
or ask the kids to cut them. I used a circle punch to make my coal pieces and
then ran them through a Xyron sticker maker, but you can also use sticky-back
foam or glue to hold your eyes on. Cut triangle “carrots” from the craft foam,
one for each snowman.
Give each kid a baggie. Attach the eyes and mouth pieces onto
the front. Inside, put the
carrot nose and some glitter, if using. Squirt a generous dollop of shaving
cream into the bag and seal, squeezing out some of the air. I taped the bags
shut with packing tape.
Now, get to squishing! See if the kids can line up their
snowman’s nose in the proper place on the snowman’s face. Little kids and
adults will love the way the shaving cream feels as they squish the bag. The shaving
cream will break down after several days, but you can expect to get a couple of days
of play out of this guy.
Here’s my son’s finished snowman: