Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Doily Snowmen

We have been enjoying the book All You Need For a Snowman by Alice Schertle.We made this cute Doily Snowman to go along with the story.

Both boys really liked the story All You Need For a Snowman. It is about all the steps and things you would use to make a very large snowman. There is some predictable text and lots of spots where kids can predict the next step in building a snowman. The illustrations are beautiful.
Now on to the craft! We started by drawing snow flakes on a large sheet of construction paper with a white crayon.
Then the boys lined up and glued on a small, medium and large doily to make the snowman's body. I didn't have any small doilies so I cut some of the lacy part off the medium doily to make it smaller.
We used glue sticks to glue down the doilies.
Then time to decorate. I put out some fabric, buttons, Popsicle sticks, scissors and scrap paper.
We talked about what we would need for a snowman. L asked me to draw a hat and boots that he could cut out.
We used Popsicle sticks for the arms and a strip of fabric for the scarf.

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  1. These are so cute! We haven't read that book and I'm going to add it to my library list. It looks like so much fun. I'm coming over from Thirfty Thursday and am a new follower. It looks like we have a similar interest in children's literature and crafting with our children so I know I will be enjoying your blog. :)

  2. This is such an awesome idea! They turned out looking great. :)

  3. I am your newest follower. Cute idea. I will have to look for the book at the library. I am also hosting a bloghop where bloggers can share their fun, frugal, kid-friendly ideas. Please consider linking up.

  4. Great idea! I have not heard of this book. I will have to see if my library carries it.

  5. What a great idea! I have lots of these dollies, now I know what to do with them!

  6. I remember doing this craft when I was little. I had totally forgot about it. They turned out so well.

    Thank your for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  7. What a cute activity. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Very nice! I love that you were able to have them think about the steps to building a snowman and figure out which size snowball goes where. I will also have to check out this book! Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

  9. SUPER cute!! What a great idea - I shared it with my Facebook readers. Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT week,
    Beth =-)

  10. What a cute snowman - I love how it turned out. Visiting from Read-Explore-Learn.

  11. What diligent workers- they looked like they had so much fun! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase ~Aimee

  12. Fantastic! I need to check out this book, and the snowmen are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Thursday! hope to see you again this week!

  13. so cute. I remember doing this growing up!

    I pinned it on pinterest - thanks for sharing on the sunday showcase