Posted by Erika on Feb 2, 2009 in Family Crafts

Are the kids done with their homework and need something to do? Why not get them started on a fun craft project? It’s a good way to keep them busy and they’ll be proud of their work. Most importantly, crafting teaches children to be both creative and resourceful. Watch their young eyes light up when they realize that they can make lamp shades, calendars, jewelry, paper weights and more, out of household items.

Since it’s cold out, it only seems right to make a winter-themed craft. So how about making a snowman card? Here’s what you need to get started:

Materials for Snowman Card

  • Blank card,
  • Chart paper,
  • Three cotton balls (one large, one medium and one small),
  • Blue watercolor paint,
  • Orange construction paper,
  • Paint brush,
  • White glue,
  • Sparkle glitter,
  • Safety scissors,
  • Black marker, and
  • Black marble paper

How to Make Your Snowman Card

Before you start, keep the cotton balls under something heavy to flatten them (it will take some time). Alternatively, you can cut circles of white felt.

Cut out a rectangular shaped piece from the chart paper. Paint this piece blue with your watercolor paint. Let it dry. Next, glue the paper to the center of the blank card. Apply a smear of glue to the top of blue paper, and then give it a dusting of sparkle glitter. Allow time for everything to dry.

Glue the three cotton balls to the center of the blue rectangular paper. The large one should be at the bottom, the medium one in the middle, and the small one at the top – you’re making the snowman’s body. Next, cut out a small hat from the black marble paper and glue atop your snowman’s head.

Cut your smowman a nose from the orange construction paper, and apply it with a dab of glue. Finally, draw your snowman a mouth, eyes, and arms with the black marker and you’re done.

Happy Crafting!

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