Monday, December 22, 2008

Art Day Arts and Crafts: Snowman Project

Every Christmas, we do an arts and crafts project. Some have been good ones that everyone enjoys (usually the easy ones) and others have been meh. Last year we did a snowman project that we all had fun with. There were six adults participating, but it would work as a good project for kids or the whole family too.

Here’s a picture of the final project (by Stephanie, Bruce, Doug, Shirlee, Sara, and Fred):



Here’s how you can make your own snowman.

Materials Needed:
-heavy paper for drawing, painting, crafts, etc. (you can use any size, but the larger the group, the bigger the paper should be)
-pencil and eraser
-art supplies that you like to use (we used paint, crayons, and glitter glue)

Step One: Divide the paper into sections, one for each person that will be helping make the snowman. You can fold the paper or use a pencil to mark of the sections. We had 6 people, so I used an 11x17 sheet of paper, but you don’t have to make it that large if you have a smaller group.

Step Two: Have one person draw a picture of a snowman (or other picture you like) on the paper. Try to make something interesting in each section (I added birds throughout the picture so that there would be at least one in each section. You can make a sketch on another piece of paper first, or just work right on the final paper and use an eraser if you need to.

Step Three: Cut the paper into sections along the folds or pencil lines you made earlier.

Step Four: Mix up the sections and lay them face down on the table and let everyone choose a section.

Step Five: Turn the papers over and start coloring.

Step Six: When everyone is done and the paper is dry (if you’ve used something like paint or glitter glue), put all the pieces back together and see what it looks like!

7 comments:

  1. This looks like a lot of fun and sooo easy...I'm going to do this with the residents to see what they can come up with...thanks...

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  2. That turned out really cute. The boys and I did something kind of like that last year, but we only folded the paper 3 times. Ours turned out to be some funky alien monster wearing high heeled shoes.

    Fun stuff -- thanks for sharing!

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  3. Very cute and imaginative! My kids would probably love this. They've been begging to do something now that they're on winter break.

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  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Yours turned out so great! Will have to do this with my kids! Thank yoU!!

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  5. Thanks everyone! I hope you all got a chance to try the project. If so, did everyone like it? Was it fun?

    Rena, a funky alien monster with high heels sounds cool :)

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