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.)
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!