This super simple snowman craft is perfect for a free choice activity. I like offering my students who love creating simple crafts to take charge of themselves with little adult intervention during free choice. This is a perfect example of this type of preschool activity. As we continue to learn about winter and explore what winter entails for our area, snow and snowmen play a significant role. This snowman craft uses simple, inexpensive materials that you can feel confident allowing students to have free access to.
Snowman Craft for Preschool
Gather your materials. You will need some paper rolls; you can use recycled ones or buy new ones. Crayons or markers, scissors, and ribbons. I have big scissors in this picture to cut my roll into three, but grab kid scissors to cut the ribbon. You may also want some tape.
For free choice crafts, I usually sit with my students and make a few instead of a sample; I try to avoid samples unless the task is less about creativity and a lesson about steps cloaked in an art project. Instead, I might ask them, how could we use these materials to make a snowman?
Start with a face if you want. Use crayons or markers to make a face and any other body parts you want for your snowman.
Now it’s time for their scarf. Use a little tape to hold the scarf in place as kiddos tie it. This can get tricky for little ones but is so good for them to try solo.
That’s it, so simple, and of course, there are a million ways to add to this with whatever materials you have in your classroom. Quick, creative activities like this snowman craft are perfect for free choice, so there is plenty of time to choose other play.
Winter Books for Preschool
Check out this great list of winter books for your preschool class or home library.