It snowed this past weekend and while there wasn't enough snow to call for a snowday, even if there had been school this week, it was still the first real snow of the season - and my oldest loves loves loves to wear his boots so he was extra happy. The younger ones are just as happy to stay in warm living room with me and drink hot cocoa. They also love projects and this one was so simple, I loved it too.
My first grader came home with it from art class the other day, and the concept is quite smart and at the same time, easy enough for six year old fingers to handle. Younger kids shouldn't have too much trouble either.
I love simple and easy, especially simple and easy made with things we already have around the house.
The kids started with large pieces of black construction paper. They each used white chalk to draw a snowman or winter scene on a regular sized piece of blue construction paper; I'm guessing blue because the sky is blue. The blue sheet was glued onto the black sheet, slightly off center. Then a 3/4" inch strip was cut from one long side and one short side of the black construction paper and crisscrossed on top of the blue paper to form a window pane. Staples and or glue were used to put it all together.
Looked at from afar, it really looks like you are looking out of a window and seeing a snowman. Very cool.
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