Book Advent: Day 9 {Snowmen at Christmas}

Today was one of my favorite days of our book advent so far! I don't think Little Man remembers snow, and we haven't had any here in Colorado this winter.  (Hey, I'm not complaining... I'm enjoying my 60 degrees weather right now!)  Anyway, I think Little Man is very intrigued with snowmen.
Our book today was Snowmen at Christmas.  This is one of my fav's!!!  I don't know what else to say about it but read it.  We were so caught up in the snowman spirit that we ended up watching the Frosty cartoon tonight.  Little Man soaked it all up!
Today we did some snowman art using shaving cream mixed with Elmer's glue!  When I told Little Man we were doing an art project, he immediately took off his shoes and socks. I think he anticipated another reindeer craft. He really enjoyed making "snowflakes" by doing little fingerprints all over the page.  (I definitely recommend doing this project just before bath time!)
For this project...
* Mix equal parts of shaving cream and Elmer's glue.  The mixture dries puffy just like this.
* Use your fingers to spread the shaving cream mixture and create your snowmen on blue cardstock.
* Add cardstock pieces to form the eyes, nose, mouth, hat, and arms.  (I used ribbon for the scarf.)
* I saw this adorable idea here at Homemaking Fun.
This was a last-minute idea, but we made little snowmen treats for dessert tonight.  I stuck a couple of donut holes together using frosting.  We used chocolate chips for eyes, pretzel sticks for arms, and a Hershey's mint truffle kiss (delicious!) for hat.  We tried to stack the donut holes three high, but they kept toppling over.
Do you think Little Man enjoyed it?
Maybe I should have saved this treat for just-before-bath time, too!
Happy Friday!
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  1. What a fun day! I'll have to remember some of these activities for the "Winter" unit I'm working on – the are soooooo cute!

  2. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Too cute!! I love the shaving cream/Elmer's snowman. So creative! 3D wall art rocks. :) Looks like your little guy had a blast!

  3. Jennie Bender says:

    SO cute, saving for my preschool class! Thank you. I love painting techniques for little people.

  4. Sara @ Mom Endeavors says:

    I can't wait to get Snowmen at Christmas!! Do you have Snowmen at Night? We love that one! I didn't know there was a whole "series" until just the other day!
    I just did a post for must-have books at Christmas and it's on my list!

    LOVE your advent activity!! Will be getting organized to hopefully do it next year!

  5. Looks like SOMEONE HAD fun with all your fabulous crafts. Look at that gorgeous smile!!

    I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) – current link up

    Hope to see you there!


  6. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I think he loved it. The book and craft look great too. I would love for you to link to Read.Explore.Learn. on Friday.

  7. Life with the Lebedas says:

    I featured you on my blog!! If you have the chance, stop by. I have a 'featured' button you can grab and also a link up for other craft ideas.

    Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas

  8. (thank you :-))

  9. What a great project! I found it on Pinterest and just had to try. :) Check out the post I just made about our experience with it.
    Thanks for the fun idea!!

  10. Alison-
    We thought this project would make a great addition to our winter gallery at theclassroomcreative. We are always looking for new and innovative ideas if there is anything else you would like to share please submit and idea. Thanks, Karen

  11. Helen Wilsher says:

    The smile on his little face is the treasure. My babies are all grown up and have babies of their own, I enjoy their sweet smiles and their cute sayings. All I can say is blessed is the person who has children, Teach them about Jesus. They will be good kids all the days of their life and will cause your heart to overflow with joy.

  12. How long does it take for the glue/shaving cream mix to dry?

  13. Wow fantastic such a great idea I shall be using this. i am always looking for inspirational crafts for little ones. It looks like your little boy likes the snowman too!


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