It was after Christmas, remember? We weren't on our best game.
(This may remind you of our summer theme-a-weeks. It's just how we do things.)
First, gather your supplies. We spend no money on these fun days. Just dig around the house and library for stuff.
Don your snowman clothes, if you have any. Since Little Bit receives 100% hand-me-down benefits in our family, she did happen to have just the right shirt.
You might want to decorate a cake to look somewhat...just a smidgen....resembling...a snowman. You might want to dig in the stocking stuff and find decorations because remember....no money, after Christmas, not on our best game.
OK, moving on.
The little girls, ages 4 and 5, did a fun craft first. I got this idea from Allie at No Time for Flashcards. She used cotton balls, we used poly fiber fill.
Just look at the concentration here.
Moose is telling us something about hers in the background there.
Here's the finished deal! They loved playing with these. And we'll come back to this facial expression in a minute
They painted 3 sections of egg cartons white. We turned those into snowmen but I didn't get a final picture because remember? After Christmas...not on our best....OK, I'll shut up now.
Then we had them make Rice Krispy treat snowmen.
Sweetheart, my natural over-achieving mess-maker, was actually the only one who could do this. The other kids ended up gluing their hands together with marshmallow mush.
But it all came out good in the end. (Yellow eyes do not = hepatitis in snowmen. Besides, one eye already fell off.)
What is this dead look in my kids' eyes when they pose for me? We gotta work on the natural look. (Less robot!)
Then we set the big girls loose with supplies to make a snowman out of a CD (head) and paper plate (body). They wanted to make girl snowmen so my sister gave them cotton balls for boobs.
After much screaming, they opted to leave those off.
And again, no final picture.
I'm a little better at summer themes.