Living in Canada, we have our fair share of snow and I have found the best thing to do, is to put one’s energy into enjoying it- whether it be skating, skiing, sledding or building a snow person! Re-use different types of paper to create a unique paper snow person- whether it be from envelopes, gift bags, magazines or flyers- whatever you have on hand! Materials Printable: Snow Person Painted paper, magazines, scrap paper etc. (Maps, coffee filters, old artwork, flyers, gift wrap, tissue paper, old cards etc. You could add fabric scraps, tiny buttons to create 3D elements too) Scissors Glue Pencil/ eraser Beads Hole punch We always find these items useful too: Directions Create your own background or use ours: Snow Person When I would do these types of projects in the classroom, I would put out a “buffet” of materials options, prompting all sorts of creativity- this is a perfect time to use those odds and ends from other projects too! Trace your ideas (e.g., a carrot nose for example) on the back of the different kinds of paper, so that way when you cut it out and glue it on to your project, you won’t see any pencil lines! Play with your pieces, planning them out before you glue them on. Once you are happy, glue the pieces onto your snow person. Add any details in your background or surrounding area to make your snow person unique! Here’s an example of some of the things we used: Snow Person #1: Hat- cut out of magazines, eyes- hole punched out of a magazine, nose- packaging, scarf- tissue paper from a gift, buttons- old envelope, arms- coffee sleeves and mouth- beads * Snow Person #2: Bow and scarf- cut up gift bag, eyes, buttons and nose- magazine, arms- coffee sleeves, mittens- cut up art work and mouth- beads. *Snowflakes- white paint pen! If you create this project, we’d love to see how yours turns out! If you like this idea, we also have: Snow Person Writing (we just included a whole planning package for this activity- great for How To Writing in the classroom! http://make-it-your-own.com/snow-person-writing-activity/ Snow Person STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) by making a seasonal magnet maze http://make-it-your-own.com/snow-person-winter-maze/ Snow Person Math: Create these hands on activities, great for preschool and kindergarteners! http://make-it-your-own.com/snow-people-learning-activities/ Pin this idea Purpose Reusing materials for creative purposes Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and a glue gun with care and direct, adult supervision. Small items such as beads can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.