So, we got a bit of snow and ice here in my part of Maryland this weekend, and there’s more on the way. But that’s not always the case, and the last couple of winters, my son and I have spent a lot of time wishing and hoping for snow and being disappointed when it didn’t come.
So last year, I was excited to find this cute snowman craft on Pinterest. Whether you’ve had enough snow or are still waiting for flakes to fall, these are an easy way to pass some time, and they last long enough to be played with for a couple of days.
Can of shaving cream (the cheap stuff is OK)
Zip-top baggie (quart or sandwich size)
Black construction paper or craft foam
Orange craft foam
Cut enough “coal” pieces for each snowman’s eyes and mouth or ask the kids to cut them. I used a circle punch to make my coal pieces and then ran them through a Xyron sticker maker, but you can also use sticky-back foam or glue to hold your eyes on. Cut triangle “carrots” from the craft foam, one for each snowman.
Give each kid a baggie. Attach the eyes and mouth pieces onto the front.
Inside, put the carrot nose and some glitter, if using. Squirt in a generous dollop of shaving cream into the bag and seal, squeezing out some of the air. I taped the bags shut with packing tape.
Now, get to squishing! See if the kids can line up their snowman’s nose in the proper place on the snowman’s face. Little kids and adults will love the way the shaving cream feels as they squish the bag. The shaving cream will break down after a while, but you can expect to get a couple of days of play out of this guy.
Here’s my son’s finished snowman: