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This snowman paper plate craft is easy to make and absolutely adorable! Add this winter craft to your snowman activities for preschool.
Here’s a great preschool winter activity! It’s really cute when it’s assembled. And, it works well in both classroom and home settings.
Kids will work on fine motor skills and counting as they assemble their adorable snowmen.
Older preschoolers and kindergarteners can likely do this craft on their own. Younger preschoolers will likely need your help prepping this craft.
Snowman Paper Plate Craft
With just a few craft supplies, you and your kids will be ready to assemble these paper plate snowmen in no time!
What You’ll Need
- small white paper plates
- yarn (any color)
- orange and brown craft foam
- yellow felt
- black pipe cleaner
- 2 large blue pom poms
- 2 large googly eyes
- snowflake stickers or confetti
- hole punch
- craft glue
What You’ll Do
With the hole punch, punch about 22 holes around the edge of each paper plate. This is a great way for preschoolers to build hand strength.
If, however, your preschoolers aren’t ready for this task, mom or teacher can do it ahead of time.
Choose a length of yarn (any color). Tie a knot in the back of one of the holes.
Thread the holes by coming up through one hole and down through the next.
Repeat until you get to the last hole, and tie the end into a knot.
This is another task that is a great skill builder for preschoolers. Kids will build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they lace their paper plates.
Don’t miss these fun lacing activities for other holidays and seasons.
Now, cut the yellow felt into a long rectangle (mine was 11 inches), and cut little slits at both ends like fringe. If you don’t have felt, you can use a fabric scrap.
Cut two rectangle arms out of the brown foam, and snip the ends to make little branches. Then, cut a carrot shape out of the orange foam for the nose. If you don’t have foam, you can use construction paper.
Connect both plates together by either stapling the middle sections together or threading another piece of yarn through two holes on each plate and tie in the back.
Next, glue on the eyes, nose, and snowflakes for the mouth. Here, you can have kids count out the snowflakes as they stick them on.
Take the black pipe cleaner and glue it to the top of the plate. Continue to bend and glue until you have a headband shape.
Glue on the two blue pom poms, one on each side, to represent the earmuffs. Glue on the scarf, arms, and three buttons on the bottom plate.
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.
RESOURCES I LOVE
Looking for an adorable toy that provides meaningful play for older toddlers and younger preschoolers? Imagining cold winter days stuck inside and want to keep things as screen-free as you can? Check out this adorable felt snowman set, because it takes care of all of that and more!
Remove the chill from your child’s imagination with this unique stacking wooden snowman toy!
If you love filling your bookshelves with seasonal books, don’t miss this collection of children’s books about winter. Winter-themed fiction and nonfiction picture books!
Need some fresh ideas and resources for your homeschool? These winter activities will perk up your homeschool and carry you straight through to spring!