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November 25, 2012

Paper Plate Snowman with Lacing Practice

What better way to kick off Winter crafting than with a snowman, right?!
My boys loved our Pumpkin Lacing Activity so I used the same concept in making our snowmen. I have to admit, they turned out super cute, but the lacing proved to be a bit challenging since they had to control three paper plates. If I were to do this project over, I would have my kids simply lace three separate plates and then staple them each together. This would be a great alternative for preschool students as well.
This is how I punched the holes in my paper plates so we could lace them all together. I put all three paper plates together when punching them so they would line up perfectly. We used the small size paper plates for this activity.

After lacing the snowman together, glue on some eyes, a carrot nose from an orange foam sheet, buttons, and brown paper twig arms. Lastly, draw a smile on the snowman with a black marker.

Since Lila is a toddler, I helped her lace her plates together and I put dots of glue on the plates for her to add all of the pieces herself. I also helped her hold the marker to guide her in drawing the smile on her snowman. This is only her second project but if you have a toddler who regularly crafts, I'm sure all of this would be simple for them.

I love seeing the different personalities of my kids' snowmen. Luke wasn't happy with how his original smile turned out on his snowman so he decided to make his the "abominable snowman". Haha!

To start off our Winter/Christmas reading we picked up Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner. Definitely must-reads for this time of the year!
Last year we made sock snowmen to go along with this book. They were so much fun! Click HERE for the tutorial on how to make them.
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Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so adorable...I can't wait to give it a try with my grandkids.

MeKisha said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an awesome idea!!

In Writing, Kelsey said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks absolutely adorable! How long would you say to cut the string for lacing if you use the small paper plates?