Read It Make It: Snowman Craft

Winter is here! What a snowstorm! Hopefully everyone was able to get out and enjoy the snowfall or at least enjoy the beautiful scenery outside your window. The best way to enjoy a snow day it to build a snowman. After reading Snowmen All Year written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner and making the following snowman craft, bundle up with kids and venture outside.

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a snowman all year long. Snowmen All Year does just that. A young boy imagines all the activities he and his snowman friend could do together. Imagine a snowman at Halloween or a snowman in the pool. That would be quite a sight.

Materials

  • White yarn
  • Cardboard or paper stock
  • Orange and black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Felt/Fabric or more construction paper

Instructions

  1. Trace two circles, a smaller circle on top of a larger circle, onto the cardboard or paper stock. Cut the circles out of the cardboard (be sure to keep the circles attached).
  2. Tape the end of the yarn to the middle of one of the circles and wrap the yarn around each circle until both circles are covered in yarn (as illustrated in picture).
  3. Cut a triangle out of the orange construction paper and glue to the middle of the smaller yarn wrapped circle.
  4. Cut two smaller black circles from the black construction paper and glue next to one another just above the orange triangle.
  5. Cut three medium sized circles from the black construction paper and glue in a vertical line down the middle of the larger circle.
  6. Cut a long rectangle from the felt and and wrap around the snowman. You can cut a small hole in the scarf and ask your child to thread one end of the scarf through the hole. There should be no need to use glue if using felt. You can cut the ends to make fringe. If using construction paper, glue rectangle to the front of the snowman.
  7. If you would like to add a hat, you can cut any shape hat out of construction paper and glue to the snowman.

Now you have your very own all-year snowman!