DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Snowman Paper Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
Now that we've practiced our shapes a bit with the single shape
crafts (like the Circle Bear and Triangle Fish), lets mix them up a bit with
the shape snowman. Make sure you use the name of each shape
to help your young ones learn which is which. As you are working
on the craft you might ask your child to look around the room and
point out other shapes (I usually make sure there's a few sitting
around to facilitate the exercise.)
- something to colour with
- Print out the template and cut out the pieces.
- Colour pieces as appropriate.
- Sort the circles into big, medium, and small. (still great practice!)
Glue the circles together to form a snowman.
- Next find the squares and rectangles. Point out how the square
has 4 equal sides and the rectangles have two sets of two equal sides.
Glue the black square to the black rectangle to form a hat. Paste
it on the snowman's head. Glue the long rectangles on as arms.
- Pick out the three diamonds (count them!). Point out how they
look like squished squares (like an elephant sat on them!) Glue
them on as buttons.
- Glue the triangle on as a nose and the star on as a hat decoration.
Alternative Decorating Ideas:
- Print the template on heavy construction paper or card stock.
Then glue a popsicle stick or tongue depressor on to make a puppet (if
you don't have either, you can always tape a pencil on).
- Depending on the age of the child they may have already mastered
the names of the shapes. If this is so, you can work on shape
characteristics... like counting the sides of each shape. My oldest
daughter likes to do this when she's helping with these types of crafts.
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Printable version of these instructions