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You won’t believe how easy it is to turn an ordinary pinecone into an adorable preschool snowman craft! Read on to discover a fun new winter craft for kids.
Gather pinecones on your next preschool nature walk. Then, gather some art supplies, and let your preschoolers turn them into a cute snowman craft.
You can display them as a winter decoration, or you can glue a piece of string to the back and hang them on the Christmas tree. Either way, your kids will love this preschool snowman craft.
Preschool Snowman Craft
Kids can personalize these pinecone snowmen by choosing their favorite colored pom poms. They can make one, or then can make a whole collection of snowmen. Add them to your pretend play area for hours of imaginative play.
What You’ll Need
• 3 medium-sized pine cones
• 6-9 cotton balls
• small pom poms (assorted colors)
• 9 mini black pom poms
• 6 google eyes
• pipe cleaners – brown and orange
• white felt
• hot glue gun
What You’ll Do
To make the snowman’s head, cut out three 1″ circles from the white felt. Set them aside for the moment.
Take the brown pipe cleaner, and cut six 2″ pieces and six ½” pieces. Fold the ½” pieces around the ends of the 2″ pieces to make the arms.
Then, cut three ½” pieces for the carrot nose.
On each head, glue two eyes and a nose. Align three black pom poms for the mouth. Set these aside for a moment while your kids build the snowman.
Take the cotton balls, and pull them apart. Tuck the stretched out cotton pieces between the scales of the pinecones.
Glue one head to the top front of each pinecone. Then, glue two colored pom poms on the snowman’s chest and two stick arms.
Set the snowmen in a group on a table, fireplace mantel, or window sill. You can also add string on the back and hang them on the Christmas tree.
Snowman Books for Kids
Fill your book basket with a great collection of snowman books for Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.