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TP Roll Snowmen

Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK - Gr. 2 | Age: 2-8yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater and Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder
[Andrea and Jantje are co-creators of]

Learn how to make a snowman using toilet paper rolls, cotton and found objects.

These soft snowman sculptures are cute, cheerful and tactile. Using a variety of materials including cotton, ribbon and chenille stems, children can create one-of-a-kind snow people. We did this craft with Grade 1 students but it can easily be adapted for other grades. (Even adults will enjoy it!)

What You Need:
What You Do:

Prior to the Class:

  1. Cut the chenille stems into 1-1/2" to 2" lengths (2 per student).
  2. Cut chenille stems into 1/4" lengths (1 per student).
  3. If you don't have small foam pieces, cut construction paper into small circles, squares and/or triangles (for buttons).
  4. Cut red felt (or construction paper) into small moon shapes (for mouths).
During the Class: Each student should...
  1. Take the cotton balls and pull them apart so they become thin layers of cotton.
  2. Glue the layers of cotton all over the toilet paper roll.
  3. Glue the foam ball to one end of the roll. This will be the snowman's head.
  4. Glue eyes, an orange piece of chenille stem and the red half moon shape to the foam ball to create the snowman's face.
  5. Glue two pieces of chenille stem on either side of the snowman - to create "arms".
  6. Glue foam shapes on the front of the snowman to create buttons.
  7. Glue the ribbon around the snowman's neck, as a scarf.

Recommended Books/Products:

175 Easy to Do Christmas Crafts
by: Sharon Dunn Umnik
The crafts in this book are great. There are so many projects in this book that everyone is bound to find one they like. Some are so simple that they are almost ridiculus. Even if you do not think you are a crafty person you will find a craft you can do in this book. As a pre-school teacher I have used various crafts in this book as patterns for larger or more detailed class projects. This is a great buy at a good price.
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