Sunday, December 11, 2016

Gift Time In Kindergarten

Easy-to-Make Snowmen
Linda:  I recently came across a site called The Frugal Navy Wife and discovered her page of Christmas crafts.  Even though I’m not in the classroom anymore, I’m always looking for projects to do with my grandchildren ages 6 &4.  So we decided to make these adorable tongue depressor snowmen for gifts to their parents.  Click on the photo to go to her page of Christmas crafts: 

I spray-painted the tongue depressors and precut the felt scarves and hats but my grandkids did the rest.  We didn’t have enough buttons but I did have plenty of sequins for our snowmen.  At first we used goggly eyes but my granddaughter wanted to draw the eyes so she could put eyelashes on hers!  Here are two of our finished products which may look like a Pinterest Failure but not so!  We had so much fun working together and they are so proud of their snowmen!  

If I were still in the classroom, I would definitely make these for parent gifts!
Lisa:  It’s been many, many years since we have had a door decorating contest at my school but this year our principal agreed to holding one!  
Each student created a snowman using a photo of themselves for the face.  I had precut white squares for them to create the snowball bodies by trimming off the corners.  They used our scrap box for all the details and put an orange “carrot” nose on their faces!  No two snowmen look the same - each has his or her own personality!  That’s another reason why we don’t give out tracers when making the collage illustrations for our KinderLit books - unique characters!  

Here are the photos.  On the two closeup pictures, you can see the thumbprint snowflakes!   

Will we win?  What do you think?  

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