Snowman Craft and Gravity

After we took down the Christmas decorations, my daugther commented on how bare the walls looked. I had taken down a few wall hangings to put up Christmas stuff and since I hope to get a cabinet to put in that spot sometime this year, I just left the wall hangings off. So of course, we needed to fill that spot. And since it is the middle of January and we have had a total of .5 inches of snow, we figured we best just make some of our own snowment. In case you would like some fun snowmen for your house, here’s what you will need.
Supplies:
White posterboard
Black construction paper
glitter glue
sequins
glue stick
tape
scissors
pencil
First you make circles of three different sizes on the poster board. Make as many as you want to make snowmen. We made 9 snowmen, so we had 9 very big circles, 9 big circles and 9 small circles.
Then using the smallest circle we drew 9 hats on black construction paper. Basically a thin rectangle with a square on top.
Here’s what the pieces look like.


Next you tape the pieces together (I did this on the back of the snowman).


Now for the fun part…use your glitter glue and sequins to decorate your snowmen and make them shiny.

I particularly liked Jack’s sheriff snowmen (note the blue star and the red star on the reast of the snowmen.
Now where does gravity come into this post, you may be asking? The bottom right you will see a snowman with silver down his front. He started out with good size silver glitter glue buttons. But I was in a hurry and wanted to hang him up. I didn’t let him dry…and the glue seemed so thick, but even glue couldn’t defeat gravity. I came back a bit later to put up another snowman and his buttons had leaked down his front! It was a good opportunity to show the kids the effect of gravity! Of course that was my intent all along, yep, that’s the ticket!

2 thoughts on “Snowman Craft and Gravity

  1. momanna98

    Looks like fun, but I’d rather just send the kids out in the snow and have some time to myself. 😉 It has been awhile since we’ve had snow, though…

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