First Day Of Winter Art

Craft Stick Snowflake You will need 6 to 8 craft sticks per child, glue, and white or light blue paint We took the craft sticks and put glue in the middle of each one then we stacked them up and spread them out to make a snowflake (circle). Put more glue in the middle and maybe a touch of the hot glue gun to make sure it stays. Then the paint away! You can use puff paint for a nice feel or just tempera works great too.

Coffee Filter Snowflakes Here’s an easy idea: take coffee filters and fold and cut then unfold.

Roller Paint Ahead of time make a snowman template out of tag board. Then the child can use small roller painters to roll paint onto a piece of paper under the template. Take the template off and you have a nice snowman!

Buy some scrub brushes that are shaped like a * on the scrubber end. I found these at the discount store for $1 each. Then use white paint and dark paper for snowflakes!

Make Puff Paint by mixing glue and shaving cream (equal parts). Then using butcher paper, cut out 3 circles: one small, one medium, and one large. The children finger paint on the paper and then when it’s dry, hang it up in the hall for an instant snowman!

Contact Paper Snowman

Materials: contact paper construction paper (white and black) cotton balls stapler markers or crayons

Cut snowman shape out of white construction paper. Cut contact paper in shape of bottom half of snowman. (make sure sticky side is up) staple to the snowman. Have children stick cotton balls on contact paper. Have children draw faces or whatever else they want and then cut out a hat for them to glue on top! age: 2and up

Use three white cupcake liners to “build” a snowman and then provide scrap materials or other miscellaneous items for children to embellish their snow people. Sprinkle a bit of white or clear glitter on the snow person. Have children tell something about their snow person and write it on the paper.

We made a “footprints in the snow” collage; painted the children’s feet gray (they seemed fascinated with the shade of pain for some reason), made the prints on a huge sheet of white paper, and then surrounded it with animal prints from a set of stampers we had. They loved it and it turned out absolutely adorable–and different!

Just got this in my e-mail box from Hsboatlady on Children’s Ministry. It’s a great idea for January!!!

First, have children make a snowflake from a coffee filter. When unfolded, brush on some glue and sprinkle with iridescent glitter. Let dry.

Have children mount them on a piece of construction paper and then have them glue this poem along with it:

This is my snowflake, I made it myself. If it were real, it would quickly melt. It wouldn’t be around forever and ever.

But there is one thing that won’t leave us, no, never. It is God’s Love for each of us all. He will never leave us, He’s there when we call. So if I feel sad or just need a friend, I can always turn to God, on Him I can depend!

Soapy Snowman Using a grater, grate soap like Jerkins or Ivory Mix with a couple tablespoons of water and mix into a ball using hands. Make three balls: one small, one medium, and one large. Add eyes and a nose using spices, use toothpicks for the arms, add fabric for a scarf, gloves, let your imagination run wild. Great for fine motor movement and fun!!