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You won’t believe how easy it is to turn an ordinary pinecone into an adorable pinecone preschool snowman craft!
Gather pinecones on your next preschool nature walk. Then, gather some art supplies, and let your preschoolers use them to make this fun craft during your preschool winter activities.
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.
Our Favorite Winter Learning Activities
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PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT SNOW
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books about snow that will help your preschoolers celebrate winter!
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Night Before the Snow Day – It’s nighttime and snow is falling hard. Will the town be snowed in? Will there be a snow day?
Little Owl’s Snow – Winter is almost here!” says Little Owl, as he observes leaves falling, animal friends hibernating, and a chill from his feathers to his feet. And just as he and his friend raccoon are watching their breath make fog in the cold air, it happens: Snow!
The Magic of Friendship Snow – Jojo looks around and everyone seems to have friends but her. She feels sad and lonely. Then, Jojo meets Puddles, the snowman made with magic friendship snow.
This “ARCTIC WILDLIFE” quiet book introduces your baby the Polar animals, helps to develop imagination and fine motor skills!
This Arctic small world sensory bin filler includes everything your child needs to engage in beneficial sensory play. Sensory play encourages children to explore their senses and enhances creativity.