Get ready to bring Frosty the Snowman to life with this fun and easy craft, perfect for 4-year-olds! This activity is not only enjoyable but also helps in enhancing fine motor skills and creativity. Let’s make our own Frosty!

Materials Needed:

  • White cotton balls
  • Construction paper (black, orange, and other assorted colors)
  • A sheet of blue cardstock or construction paper (for background)
  • Glue
  • Child-safe scissors
  • Optional: Buttons, fabric scraps, googly eyes, markers

Step 1: Prepare the Background

Lay out a sheet of blue cardstock or construction paper. This will be the background for Frosty.

Step 2: Create Frosty’s Body

Help the children glue cotton balls onto the paper to form three circles – a large one for the base, a medium one for the middle, and a smaller one for the head.

Step 3: Frosty’s Hat and Accessories

Cut out a top hat shape from black construction paper. You can also cut out a thin strip for the brim of the hat. Allow the kids to glue the hat onto Frosty’s head.

Step 4: Frosty’s Face

For the eyes, you can either use googly eyes or cut out small circles from black paper. Cut a small triangle from orange paper for the nose. Kids can glue these onto Frosty’s face.

Step 5: Buttons and Arms

If you have buttons, they can be glued down the front of the middle circle for buttons. For the arms, cut out twig-like shapes from brown or black paper and glue them to the sides of the middle circle.

Step 6: Additional Decorations

Allow the children to personalize their Frosty with fabric scraps for a scarf, small paper cutouts for a mouth, or any other decorations they like. They can also use markers to add details.

Step 7: Final Touches

Once all the pieces are glued on and the glue is dry, the children can add any additional touches with markers or glitter.

And there you have it, a jolly Frosty the Snowman crafted by your little ones! This craft is not only a great way to celebrate the winter season but also a fantastic opportunity for kids to express their creativity and work on their fine motor skills.