Snowmen Ideas















This photo is a sample of the September Block.  See below for information on how to make the Snowman Block for January!

  I have had so many requests for special directions and patterns for the "Monthly Blocks" that I am going to be making these available to those who are interested in purchasing this resource.  You will be provided with full colored pictures, patterns and detailed directions.  There is a different character for each of the months from September through May.   


An on line link will be provided to access the directions and patterns.  Please make sure you provide the correct email address for me to be able to send you this link.  There are no shipping charges since this is a digital link.  You will be able to start your projects as soon as you receive this link. 


The blocks that the children make use a 2x4x6 inch piece of wood.  They last forever and will be a family treasure for many, many years to come.  Many parents tell me that they still have all of the blocks and use them each year!  You could also use these blocks for your Cub Scouts or Brownies.  The whole year of crafts!


  You will receive photos and detailed directions to make the following:



September—Apple man ( see sample)

October   Pumpkin man

November  Turkey

December  Reindeer

January  Snowman

February  2 different blocks for Feb--Cupid and Abe Lincoln

March  Leprechaun

April   Bunny

May  Bee


This is a great time to get started.  I will provide the link for you as soon as I receive payment for you to be able to get started right away on your monthly blocks.  The cost will be $14.99 with no shipping charges.  If you would like to pay with a credit card, click below on the link.  If you would like to pay by check, please let me by email. 


 **Please make sure that your email is set up to receive emails or check your "junk" box.  I send the link within 24 hours after payment is received.  You can email me at if you have any questions. 





Snowman Cans

We made these snowman cans to hold the ornaments that we made at school.  But, you could use them for pine cones or many other things.  Or, they can be done anytime for a winter project.  The close-up picture here does not have the handle attached yet.  This was the sample that I made at home.  However, the children were very successful and all were their own creations. This was done in small steps.  The 3 pound coffee cans were drilled by a parent and the electrical wire was plastic covered. 

1. We used a small sponge to put the blue, acrylic paint on the can and let it dry.

2.  White acrylic paint for the snow.  They needed to be supervised to use just a little paint. 

3.  We gave the children a white piece of paper the correct size and asked them to make  a snowman that size.  They tend to make it too small.  The directions were to fill the whole paper.  I think that it is better to ask them to only make two circles so that the head isn't so small!    We used their pattern to cut the white piece of felt for their snowman.  The felt was too difficult for them to cut, but each snowman was different.  White glue was used to glue everything on the can.

4.  The same method was used for the hats.  They made a pattern and we cut the felt.

5.  We helped with the scarves, but they added all of the other details. We bought small beads for the eyes and very tiny beads for the mouth.  Small pieces of orange fun foam was cut for the nose.  Polyester batting was used at the bottom of the can. 

We did not have the children put buttons around the top since we had trouble getting them to stick to the metal cans.  . 

Click on the photos below to enlarge.



Crayon Resist Snowman

This snowman was done on blue construction paper.  A blue crayon was used on the blue paper to draw the snowman.  Tempera paint was thinned down with water to do a wash over the snowman.  You can use any color of paper, but you need to use the same color crayon as the paper--  Red paper and red crayon, etc. 




Please click on the snowman below for other snowman ideas listed on the December page.       


Sponge Painted Snowmen

Each child was given a 9x12 inch piece of black construction paper.  We asked them to draw two connecting circles--one smaller one for the head and a larger one for the body.  Then we gave them thin, white tempera paint with a small piece of a sponge.   They were instructed to paint the circles only!  It is hard for them to stop painting.  The next day we added the face, hat, scarf and buttons.  We helped each student to tear the outside of the black construction paper.   These are great to hang or put up on the bulletin board. 

Shaving Cream and Glue Snowman

These snowmen were made with a combination of shaving cream and white glue.  We started with an outline of a snowman that was the children drew on a piece of black construction paper.  Then, each child was given a Styrofoam cup with a "squirt of shaving cream" and about a tablespoon of white glue with a wooden craft stick to stir.  We didn't measure the amounts and it seemed to work fine.  They used the stick to spoon the shaving cream mixture on the snowman outline.  We allowed them to dry for several days before using paper, fabric and misc. things to decorate our snowmen. The teacher cut around each snowman.  It is difficult to see from the photo that the snowman has a 3 D effect.



         Snowman Quilt

The idea for this quilt was taken from Easy Literature-Based Quilts Around the Year by Mariann Cigrand.   We read the book, The Snowman before making the quilt.  The patterns are included in the book for the two quilt blocks.   We used wallpaper scraps for the block with the triangles.  The children decorated their snowman with their own ideas.  The snowflakes were small stickers that were added. 




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