Craft with Kids: Painted Frosty the Snowman

Wow, I think this is the longest between posts! Sorry about that, I have been crazy busy with a graphic design project and getting ready for an Artisan’s Market I am doing Friday night. Here’s the first of the posts I wished I had time to blog about this week!

My son loves Frosty the Snowman. He literally woke up from his nap one day because the Frosty song came on the radio. (Note to self: turn off the radio while he is napping.) We watch the cartoon and sing the song and long for our own snowfall so we can build a Frosty. To hold us over, I saw this cute printable online and decided we would make our own Frosty.

Supplies:

  • poster board (2 pieces 12 x 18 inches or 1 large piece cut down)
  • paint (we used acrylic)
  • brushes
  • Crayola or other brand dimensional paint (or homemade puffy paint); glitter paint optional or add some glitter to your homemade puffy paint
  • crayons
  • scissors
  • glue

To start, we got our paint ready. I had some Crayola dimensional paint and glitter paint from years ago, so we mixed some of each into a large dose of white acrylic paint. Then we mixed some into some blue acrylic. This is a fun step for the kiddo to do.

We wanted our Frosty to have a nice winter landscape to play in, so we started by drawing a horizon line in the bottom third of one of our poster boards. Above the line is our sky, below the line is the snowy ground. We used blue for sky and then mainly white for ground, but a little blue here and there so Frosty will show up when he is attached.

On the second piece of poster board, the Wee One painted the whole sheet with the glittery white puff paint. Let this dry. From this sheet you cut out your Frosty, using the printable as a pattern (link to sheet is in intro above).

Then glue him to your landscape. Out of the scraps from the white painted paper, cut out little circles to be snowflakes and glue them on.

Then you can either use construction paper to cut out a hat shape or color the shapes on the printable sheet and glue them to your Frosty. Add whatever other embellishments you want.

Hang up and sing the Frosty song!

We had some extra white painted paper scraps left so I cut some snazzy snowflakes out and we hung those up on our front door.

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