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!
- White cotton balls
- Construction paper (black, orange, and other assorted colors)
- A sheet of blue cardstock or construction paper (for background)
- 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.