Friday, December 11, 2009

Snowing on Frosty the Snowman

I originally thought this craft could be done using hole punch scraps. Well, I didn't have any hole punch scraps, so I collected scraps from recent crafts, and cut them up a bit. It doesn't take very much. Using scraps from paper snowflakes is an idea too. I did it with all different color paper, but to make it Christmasy it could be done with green or red paper background, and all white snowflakes and snowman.

I don't like to run to the store for one craft, and this blog focuses on using what is already in the house, so I like to throw out ideas that may not always be traditional, but still can be fun and practical. Perhaps these colors are a little closer to Hanukkah colors. Frosty could be made with foil and they decorated with beads, beans or pasta, or small scraps of paper.

For young children, it may be a good idea for an adult or older child to cut out the three balls for the snowman first. After the snowman is glued on, it is easier to color with markers when the glue is dry. But markers will still work before the glue is dry whereas, crayons will be harder to deal with.

Last touch is to drop glue across the sky and sprinkle on scraps for flakes.

Happy Hanukkah!

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