Do you still have snow where you live? This is one way to embrace it! Materials Air dry clay Acrylic paints (our daughter went with white and glittery options) Paintbrushes Clay board Piece of cardboard Cardstock Scissors Metallic pen Pencil/earser Craft tray We always find a smock helpful too! SNOWBALLS Directions Don your smock. Roll your clay into balls. Once you are done, take your cardboard and push it down into your snowball to make a slot to slide in your place card. Allow your snowballs to dry according to the product directions. We then painted our snowballs with a coat of white, followed by a glitter paint and sealed it with a coat of clear, acrylic gloss. (Waiting for each coat to thoroughly dry in between.) Once dry, write your family or friend’s names on your cardstock (we used some cue cards), using pencil first and then tracing it with a metallic pen. Cut them out and pop them into your snowball place card holders! SNOW PEOPLE If you want to extend the activity for older children, turn your snowball into a snow person! Materials Circle punches OR caps OR pencil/eraser Felt Beads Glue Cardstock or thin cardboard Scissors Tweezers Directions Create your snowballs. You will need two more balls (one for the mid-section and one for the head). Below we show you three different methods that might work for you: a) trace two lids and cut them out b) draw free hand and cut them out c) use a punch or punches and glue them together. Decorate your snow people as you like. We added carrot noses out of felt and beads for eyes. Tweezers are fun to use for putting the beads into the glue dots! We then used our glue to make the initials for the guests names and filled them in with different coloured beads. You could do this with felt markers. Allow to dry overnight. Insert your top snowballs into your clay snowball base and set your table! Each friend could take home their snow person home either to use on their table or to display on a mantle etc. Brother approved! Purpose Creating various opportunities for writing (particularly the names of people who you are familiar with). Developing hand strength, working with clay. Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors with care and adult supervision. Follow the product directions and check to assure that they are non-toxic re: consumption. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.