Sunday, January 10, 2010


We don't have any snow here in central TX, but we do have very chilly temperatures. And we've got snowmen on our minds.

BOOKS: There are just so many cute snowmen books out there. Here's just a few we're enjoying these days... All You Need For a Snowman by Alice Schertle is a fun read-aloud describing all the accessories needed to make two huge snowmen. Snow Magic by Harriet Ziefert is a lovely story of how all the snow people come together on the first night of winter for a fun party. Snowballs by Lois Ehlert includes her creative illustrations, and my boys love talking about what items she uses to decorate her snowmen. Snow Family by David Kirk tells the tale of a boy who builds snow parents for a group of wild snow children who need love and care.
1. Coffee Filter Snowman
As usual, I was in a rush trying to think up a quick and easy craft. I didn't feel like spending a lot of time cutting paper, so I immediately thought of coffee filters for our snow bodies. One large coffee filter works for the bottom portion of the snowman. For the snowman's middle, I simply cut about a half inch off the rim of a coffee filter and saved that access portion to be used as floppy arms. For the head, I used a white cupcake liner. The kids used glue sticks to put all the snowman pieces together. I just cut out some simple shapes for hat, nose, buttons, etc. from construction paper that the boys glued on. This took us very little time, and the boys were really happy with these silly snowmen.
2. Toilet Paper Snowman
I saw this idea on various blogs and thought we'd give it a try. I'd say it was a big hit here. For directions, check out Just for Fun.

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