Hey Friends! It's Kristen again from Loving Teaching Inspiring and I'm so excited to share this adorable craftivity with all of you!
Check them out...aren't they adorable?!?! Is it bothering anyone else that one of them is crooked?? AGHHH! It's killing me! I must admit painting with 5 year olds can be
very extremely scary. However, I have learned that as long as you give specific directions and go step by step it turns out just fine.
We started this activity by reading the story Sneezy the Snowman. If you don't have this book yet, it is a must! It's all about a snowman who tries different things to get warm. The problem is he just melts. The kids LOVE it!!
Next up we brainstormed several things that would melt a snowman and made a class list. From that class list each student got a copy of the sentence stem below and filled in their idea.
|Grab your copy here|
Once all the sentences were finished the fun began. Every table was given scraps of paper to cut out their own hat, eyes, buttons, arms and nose. Allowing the students to cut out their own pieces makes each snowman unique!
Before the painting can begin you will need to mix shaving cream and glue. You will only need 1 can of shaving cream mixed with about 3 bottles of glue.
I gave every table one paper plate full of the mixture and instructed them to make sure they have "globs" of paint. If they smooth it out too much it won't dry puffy.
A little trick for this mixture is to teach your kiddos to scoop some onto the paintbrush but then twirl their brush. It can be a little stringy and create quite the mess transferring from the plate to their paper. We learned this the hard way. YIKES!
Although the mess was SO worth it... check out these samples!
|My snowman melted because the volcano exploded.|
|My snowman melted because he sat in the hot tub.|
|The snowman melted because he was by the fire.|
|My snowman melted because the fire sword.|