Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Melted Snowman Craft {Toddler Painting}

I've been trying to do some sort of fun craft with Carson each month.  He loves the process and I love the keepsake!  :)  December was easy because I could do all kinds of fun Christmas-themed crafts.  January was a little trickier.  I searched for some cute winter themed ideas and LOVED the idea of creating a melted snowman.  Pinterest has a ton of variations and we made up our own.

Here is how it turned out:

What You Need:
  • piece of paper (something dark to help the white paint stand out)
  • white paint
  • paint brush (we used a foam brush)
  • small paper scraps for embellishments (scarf, hat, carrot nose, twig arms, etc.)
  • googly eyes
  • Optional: q-tip
How to Make It:
  1. I started by creating a "base" snowman...2 circles with the bottom being larger.  I then handed the reins to Carson.  I let him do whatever he want with his white paint and brush.  I thought he would cover the entire paper but he ended up keeping it toward the bottom, which actually made sense for a melted snowman!
  2. {Optional}: I gave Carson a q-tip that he dipped into white paint to add some "snowflakes" around his snowman.  He's used this painting method before and really liked it and I figured it would be a fun touch to the craft.
  3. Once the painting is dry, add your embellishments.  I used paper scraps to create tree twig arms, a carrot nose, and a top hat.  I also used an old scrap of ribbon to create a scarf and a pair of googly eyes to bring our snowman to life!

We also made a simple penguin footprint craft that I found on Pinterest.  It's fairly self explanatory but if you have any questions, send me an email!  

I'm linking up with Kristin today:   


1 comment:

  1. What cute projects you do with your son! We just did our valentine craft a few days ago.