Monday, January 23, 2017

An Easy and Fun Snowman Measuring Stick

Last week, I was asked to come up with a craft for my daughter's classroom party coming up (which is tomorrow afternoon). Since this is a winter class party, the theme was "Snowmen" I looked to some blogs for craft inspiration. A quick "Google" search came up with this blog about how to create a snowman measuring stick. I thought this would be an easy and fun thing for a kindergarten class to create, so I gathered whatever supplies we had at home (and had to purchase a few things as well).

Here is what you will need:

*Painting sticks (since I needed 22 of them, I bought two packs at Home Depot)
*Sharpie markers
*Ribbon for the scarf (I bought 2 rolls so the students get to choose which one they want)
*Felt for the snowman's hat
*Stickers for the hat 

Of course you can add more to this supply list, like googly eyes, additional fabric, orange felt for the nose, and pipe cleaners for the arms. But I decided to keep things simple and keep costs down a bit. I did almost purchase pipe cleaners for arms, but wasn't really sure how that would hold up with regular Elmer's glue...and I didn't want to bring in my glue gun for safety reasons. However, I still think they will turn out great!

Once I got my sticks, I went ahead and spray painted all of them so they would look snowy white.

Now I won't go into detail about how to make one since it's pretty easy to do just by looking at the pictures. 
But I will say that I plan on having the students complete theirs in some kind of order, working our way up the snowman stick since we will be using glue and I want to make sure it has time to dry.

I had my oldest write the numbers on the stick- numbers 1 thru 7. She also drew the face and both of my girls helped add the snowflake stickers.

This is the one we will use as the example. :)

Now that the sticks have been painted and dried, we gathered the supplies with them and placed them in a baggy! 
I hope all of the students have fun with it and enjoy the party tomorrow!! :)

P.S.- We have already had snow this year (and a lot of it!) but we have had snow on into February and it still not too late to make one

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