Cotton Pad Snowman

 

This past Christmas season, we were all about super simple crafts – they were all E was up for the few times she actually was in a crafty mood.

She had a lot of fun with this simple Cotton Pad Snowman

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

(E was 4 years and 1 month old.)

 

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Materials for a Cotton Pad Snowman:

 

 

 

We had been talking about this idea for a while when E one day decided to actually make a cotton pad snowman for one of her preschool teachers.

She told me which materials she wanted to use – my main contribution was a suggestion not to use white paper for the background 😉

The best part for her were clearly the Sharpies – she really loves those things and doesn’t get to use them enough 😉

Once we’d assembled all the materials she wanted, she poured some glue into an applesauce cup, then set it aside.

Next, she grabbed the scissors and cut a triangle from the construction paper that I thought was supposed to be a nose. She asked me how to make a scarf, and I suggested that she could try a strip of paper.

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

 

That was all she wanted to cut from construction paper, and she took the cotton pads and glued them on the card stock.

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

 

She didn’t manage to get the scarf to stick on the first try but had to hold it down for a few seconds.

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

 

I thought she’d want to make the hat, eyes and buttons from construction paper, too, but she decided to draw them all on with Sharpies. {She didn’t even use the triangle she’d cut earlier.}

I LOVE the hat she drew!

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

 

She added buttons using all the colors

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

 

before she decided she was done.

She signed her name

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

 

then asked me to spell all her preschool teachers’ names, and names of other people she loves, and wrote them all over the paper 🙂

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

 

I love the end result 🙂 This snowman never actually made it to her teacher, it hangs on our wall, and I smile every time I see it.

 

Crafts for Kids: Make a cute and simple Cotton Pad Snowman!

 

 

 

Do you have other simple winter crafts for us to try? Leave a comment below!

 

 

 

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