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These cute table toppers are the perfect winter decoration for every home!
This activity is appropriate for:
pre-k - 3rd grade / 4 - 8 years
You will need:
- Child-sized tube socks (in a variety of holiday colors)
- Styrofoam balls (approximately 3 inches in diameter)
- Collage Pots - Set of 15 or styrofoam cups*
- Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Pint (white)
- Natural-Bristle Paintbrushes - 10-Color Set
- Wiggly Eyes
- Pom-Poms or Collage Buttons
- Felt (in a variety of holiday colors)
- Safety Scissors
- Pipe Stems
- Old newspaper or butcher paper
- Black markers
- *If you use styrofoam cups, you will need 2-inch styrofoam balls.
- Cut the felt into strips that are about 9 inches long and ¼ inch wide. You will need one strip for each student.
- Cut off each sock at the heel so that only the tube part is remaining. Each student will need a sock.
- Protect students’ workspace with old newspaper or butcher paper. Then provide each student with a collage pot, paint and paintbrush.
- Instruct students to turn their pots upside down and paint the outside and top of the pots white. Allow the paint to dry overnight.
- Give each student a pair of wiggly eyes and a styrofoam ball. Have students glue on the wiggly eyes and complete the face by drawing a mouth and nose with a marker.
- Help each student place a sock over the top half of the ball to make a hat. Secure the sock with glue if needed. Then use a pipe stem to tie the sock closed, leaving about an inch of fabric at the end. Cut slits in the fabric to create fringe.
- Encourage students to glue two or three pom-poms (or buttons) in a column on their pots. This will be the front of the snowman’s body.
- Help each student glue the snowman’s head to the top of the pot. Allow the glue to dry.
- Have each student glue a felt strip around the snowman’s neck to make a scarf. Invite students to take their completed snowmen home to use as a seasonal centerpiece!