The first thing we want to do after the first big snow storm is to build a snowman. The 5th grade watched a Power Point showing different artists’ versions of the snowman. Google images of “snowman art,” makes it really easy to make a Power Point presentation. I’ve included the Powerpoint in the supplies list, but it takes a few seconds to load. I haven’t figured out how to include music with my presentation, but I would have loved to played songs like, “Let It Snow,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and “Winter Wonderland.” I think the kids would have enjoyed it too. The snowmen were drawn on white paper, cut out and glued on a black winter background.
- Snowman Winter Scene (Powerpoint)
- White construction paper
- Black or dark blue construction paper
- Pencil and eraser
- Colored markers
- Black Sharpie
- White chalk
- Oil pastels
- White paint
- Old toothbrush
- Glue stick
- Watch a Power Point presentation on snowman art or have pictures of snowmen that show different styles.
- On the white paper, draw three snowmen. If drawing twig arms, be sure they are wide enough to cut out. The snowmen should be about 4” tall. Outline the snowmen with black Sharpie and color the nose, scarf, etc.
- Carefully cut out the snowmen. Lay aside.
- To prepare the black background: Use the white chalk to make the snow at the bottom of the picture. Wipe with a Kleenex in a circular motion. Add more chalk if desired.
- With the oil pastels, draw in trees, stars or notes if the snowmen are singing.
- Glue the snowmen on the background.
- Add a small amount of water to white craft or poster paint. With the toothbrush, spatter paint the picture by dipping the brush in the paint and running your thumb over the brush bristles.
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