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"...so 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)
*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
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 March...so it still not too late to make one.