Foam Ball Snowman Craft for Preschoolers
This simple snowman craft is easy to do with basic craft materials and lots of imagination. Complete the foam ball snowman with fun accessories that make each snowman unique. This snowman craft is fun to do indoors on a wintry day.
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Snowman activities are fun to do indoors when the weather isn't suitable outdoors. This activity invites kids to choose basic craft materials to make a snowman. Kids will use math and engineering skills to design and build their snowmen, and create like artists as they add color and trims to their fun characters.
Don't let a blustery snow day ruin your fun. Provide this hands-on activity to create a snowman that will never melt.
This simple activity promotes fun and learning. Kids will sharpen their listening skills with simple directions to follow, and engage hand-eye coordination to stack the individual parts of the snowman.
There's also lots of room for experimentation and imagination in this fun activity.
- Foam balls, 3 different sizes
- Chenille stem or pipe cleaner
- Felt scraps
- Modeling clay or play dough
- Cotton balls
- Wooden dowel
1. Stack foam balls from largest to smallest.
- Use the dowel or a pencil to make a hole in each foam ball. This will allow the straw to be inserted easily as kids stack the foam balls.
2. Trim the excess straw.
- Leave a small piece exposed from the foam ball at the top. This is where the hat will be attached.
3. Support the snowman in a play dough base.
- This will hold it steady as you add the accessories: pipe cleaner arms; felt or fabric scarf; felt eyes, nose and buttons. You could also use small twigs for the arms instead of pipe cleaners or a chenille stem.
4. Make a hat.
- Wrap a narrow piece of felt around the straw poking out at the top of the snowman.
- Cut out a u-shape piece of felt. Glue to the snowman's head for a hat brim.
5. Stack cotton ball snowballs around the base of the snowman.
Look at this original snowman. One of the kids decided to use gold ribbon for the scarf, craft eyes, and small dowels for arms. It looks amazing!
This snowman craft provides fine motor creative fun when blustery winter weather keeps you indoors.
The process of adding parts one after the other requires some listening, some experimentation, and some creative thinking. Adding details to the snowman engages fine motor and creative skills.
Kids are also thinking like young scientists to build a snowman, using early development skills.
- math skills to sort and count the foam balls
- technology to make holes in the foam balls
- engineering to design and stack the foam balls
Kids think like artists as they choose colors and fabrics to add accessories to the snowman.
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