I discovered today at my son’s playgroup that they’re doing Christmas crafts, which as far as I’m concerned totally gives me the green light to get stuck into Christmas crafts at home, woo-hoo! After a busy day we needed an activity that was fun but could be done by a slightly knackered preschooler. This bubble wrap snowman fitted the bill perfectly and helped increase the excitement levels about winter arriving shortly!
Paper – white, black and orange
Paint – white and blue
Bubble wrap – I found a nice piece that my son could wear round his hand like a glove, this also stopped him getting too messy
How to make your bubble wrap snowman:
Before we started I prepped this craft by cutting out the snowman shape, hat, nose and five circles for eyes and buttons. You could let your child help with this if you want to help improve their scissor skills but my son was too knackered for that today. Keep it simple!
My son squeezed some white and blue paint onto a plate and then mixed it up a bit using his bubble wrap glove. The strange feeling of the bubble wrap and the paint on the other side makes it a nice sensory activity for them too and is thankfully a lot cleaner than most!
He then used the bubble wrap mitt to press the paint onto the snowman, the blue and white should give it a nice frosty or snowy effect.
We then glued on the hat, eyes, nose and buttons. It may look a bit more professional if you wait until the paint is dry to do this but this is a preschooler craft and they are not always noted for their patience so we did it straight away.
I think it looks pretty cool and we’re looking forward to adding it to his growing little gallery of Christmas crafts! We’ve also made another bubble wrap snowman craft that uses the bubble wrap in a different way so make sure you check out that too for an easy way to extend this activity.
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