Cut and glue snowman art makes a great winter activity!
I love snowman, process art, and shapes. Combine the three for an epic cut and glue snowman art activity? I don’t mind if I do.
It’s a playful way to welcome a simple winter activity that doubles as DIY art in your home.
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When I think of winter, memories of making snowman rush to my mind.
The only problem is where we live now doesn’t have much snow.
So we do our best to still create some wintery magic with what we have to work with. We have books to read and paper to create. It seems like we are meeting winter half-way with this one!
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I wanted my toddler, preschooler, and the big kid to be involved in this snowman activity.
Here’s how I varied this winter art idea for each level.
My toddler used precut shapes and glued them on his snowman how he saw fit.
My first grader took this on in his own direction. The result was adorable with his personalized zig-zagged scarf around the neck.
We started our day with this snowman shape build.
We like to call these invitations to play Breakfast Invitations.
Breakfast invitations are simple setups that engage creativity and connection first thing in the morning. The kids create, eat breakfast, and run off to play.
It is a fantastic way to begin the day!
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Setting up this shape art activity is simple.
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Here are the supplies to gather:
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I quickly put out the snowman supplies night before.
First, tape the white paper vertically to the table.
Next, I drew the head and body for my toddler and preschooler. I left the paper blank for my first grader.
Then, I quickly cut out some simple shapes and placed them with scraps in the table’s center.
The rest of the night was for me to relax! I knew that I had tomorrow morning covered after this simple set up.
The next morning I watched all three of my boys cut and create the sweetest snowmen.
My toddler even took it upon himself to cut his own shapes and add some personal touches to the snowman. He’s had plenty of scissor practice, so he felt confident in his design. This is why we introduce scissors early to children. We want them to focus on the activity and not spend the time feeling frustrated with finger placement.
My preschooler kept things simple. He added a few shapes and was done.
My first grader added many details to his snowman, claiming it was a police officer snowman. He really took the idea and ran with it!
Let’s get started with your shape snowman today!