If you’re looking for a quick and easy DIY craft for your little ones, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we will show you how to turn a door into a snowman using simple materials that you can find at home. This craft is perfect for preschoolers and will help them develop their creativity and imagination.
WHAT YOU NEED:
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WHAT TO DO:
The adult will do most of the cutting. Allow your child to help you where they can.
Feel free to use any colors you'd like. Talk to your child about what colors they think are best.
Look up snowmen on your phone or computer to let your child see what other snowmen look like.
- BLACK PAPER: eyes, mouth, buttons, and hat.
- Cut a square and a rectangle for the hat.
- Cut 2 circles for the eyes.
- Cut 3 or more circles for the mouth and buttons.
- RED PAPER: scarf.
- Cut enough rectangles to make the scarf go across the door, about 3. Then cut 2 more to make the hanging part of the scarf. Have your child help you cut several straight lines on one side of the short ends of the two hanging scarf pieces.
- ORANGE PAPER: carrot nose.
- Cut a long triangle.
- BROWN PAPER: arms.
- Cut 2 long, skinny, stick-like rectangles with stick-like fingers.
Once you have all the pieces, it's time to assemble the snowman on the door.
If you'd like, have your child help you with the tape. Have them pull the tape and talk about how much you need. Then, see if they are able to roll the tape into a circle and place it on the back of one of the snowman pieces.
Talk about the colors and the shapes of the pieces.
Talk about what you would be using if you were making a real snowman.
Has your child ever made a snowman? What was it like? Or, what do they think it would be like?
ASSEMBLING THE SNOWMAN
Talk about all of the parts of a snowman.
Give your child an item then have them figure out where to put it. Use tape to attach each piece securely to the door.
Once your child is done, have them look at their snowman and determine whether they put the pieces in the correct location or not.
If you would like, allow your child to use their creativity and add more elements to your snowman. They can use other materials such as cotton, glitter, or paint to make it look even more appealing.
Why is this Activity Good for Preschoolers?
Craft activities for preschoolers are not just about having fun. They are also an excellent way to develop fundamental skills. This craft activity will help your child to:
- Enhance their fine motor skills by using scissors to cut out the pieces of paper and tape to attach them to the door.
- Develop their creativity and imagination by using different colors and shapes to create their snowman.
- Improve their coordination skills by positioning the snowman's pieces in the right spots on the door.
- Develop their problem-solving skills by finding ways to make the snowman look even better.
So, why don't you give it a try this winter and let your child enjoy the gift of creating something special? We guarantee that you’ll have a lot of fun!
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