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Easy Craft for Kids: Creative Snowman Playscapes

Jan 21, 2014

Ahhh, winter. Sometimes on those cold cold days you need to motivate those indoor creative juices! Enter the snowman playscape: a fun craft that will inspire creative indoor play for your little ones. This is a great craft to do on one of those "too cold for outside" days, preferably done by the wood stove!

What You Need:

  • a piece of cardboard, (cut out into your playscape shape)
  • pinecones
  • peg dolls
  • acorn caps
  • felt
  • paint (white, green, black, whatever else you fancy)
  • glitter (totally optional, but super fun)
  • some twigs
  • glue
  • something to put a hole into your peg people (drill or hammer and nail)

Directions:
1. To begin you will paint your cardboard "playscape" base...this can be cut whatever size or shape you wish. Paint it white. 

2. While it's still wet, sprinkle the base with glitter (this is optional, but who doesn't like glitter??).

3. Make a hole in your peg doll for the arms to go through. Then, paint your peg doll white.

4. Paint on a face. 

5. You will now glue on your twig arms and scarf and then glue on the "cap".

Looking good!6. Then set it all up and let your imagination fly!

We made a few snowmen and they are having quite the adventure in my home and are not complaining one bit about the elevated temperature indoors!

 

Article Author Maureen Macmillan
Maureen Macmillan

Maureen Macmillan is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Shanti. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Maureen is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages five and 10, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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