Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I'm On a Roll With Snowmen

Our hallways were looking pretty bare after all of the holiday decorations came down...so I had to think of something, and think of something quick!  : )

With a quick search on Google, I came across Deep Space Sparkle where I found these adorable snowmen.  The directions say to use tempera paint, but if you know me...paint and my name are hardly found in the same sentence at school! 


I couldn't bear to get the paint out, so I opted for our oil pastels.  I modeled how to draw a snowman up close (just like Deep Space Sparkle did).  They colored in all of the white first so it didn't bleed with the other colors.  Everything was outlined in black oil pastels when they finished.  To make it a little more academic, I added a writing piece which you can download for free by clicking on the image below.


If I was a snowman, I would be still as a statue.  I would sneak around at night.

Don't you just love this one?!?!?!?


No matter what we are working on, this little one always manages to fit in the pink lips, some bling and flowers.  {SMILE}



I think this art project is a keeper!!!  Let me know if you try it!!!  : )

26 comments:

Amy said...

Love this, they are so cute! I think I'm going to try it!!

Amy

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Those are awesome!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

amalisa said...

I'm going to try this with my kindergarten. Thanks for the download. I love that font - what is its name? Thanks!

Delighted said...

Oh My Goodness! I'm lovin' the lips! Thanks for sharing this art activity. Definitely a keeper! It's a keeper!

First Grade Delight
imgoingfirst@gmail.com

Alessia Albanese said...

This looks really cute! I might use it next week when we go back. Thanks for the idea!

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

Amber Unger said...

Did you read "Snowmen at Night" before your kiddos did this writing piece? That's what I'm thinking I might do with my Kinders. Thanks for the freebie...I love it! Oh yeah, and I'm your newest follower!

Miss Foote said...

We did this to! (The pictures are from Deep Space Sparkle, not my kiddos work)
http://chickadeejubilee.blogspot.com/2012/01/snowman-up.html

Laurie

Randi said...

This is adorable and turned out great! They always find a way to sneak something crazy in don't they?

After we do presidents, I will have Abraham Lincoln hats on everything for awhile!

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Mrs. McHaffie said...

Totally doing these next week!
Thanks for the idea and FREEBIE! :)

Kelly
Beg, Borrow, Steal
www.mchaffiek.blogspot.com

Erika said...

So adorable! Love the bling.

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

Ms. Rachel said...

I love the one with the bling, that is so stinkin cute.

Jana said...

Thanks for the freebie. I have been looking for snowman stuff for next week.

Thinking Out Loud

Ms. Chrissy B said...

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Come by and check it out!
Buzzing with Ms. B

Barbara said...

LOVE 'em! We painted these last year and they just looked so darn cute.
Barb
Grade ONEderful

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Sandra

Mrs. Davis said...

I heart this and am a new follower! I LOVE art in the classroom, and I think this is definitely a keeper! I will be working on it with my K kiddos soon! :)

Kim @ carriedawaykindergarten.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

I love love love these snowman. I especially love the eyes on the little one with the pink lips. I will definitely be doing this my Kinders. I am now a new follower to you blog.

Thanks,
Tricia

Queen with Class

Heather's Heart said...

I will be trying this! Thank you so much for sharing! I knew that font too! I guess that is what happens when you have 1,222 fonts!

I have TONS of snowmen and penguin *freebies* if you want to come grab them! My Firsties are loving them!

Heather
Heather's Heart

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

those are so cute! we don't have oil pastels - darn...because I think that just MAKES the art! very cute
The Teachers’ Cauldron

Leanne said...

Soooo gonna do this! They are adorable!

Leanne

Spendadayinsecondgrade.blogspot.com

Mrs. Cupcake said...

omG I love!!! I'm going to pick up some pastels over the weekend!

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Anonymous said...

I did this today with my kids...they loved it and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

I have this pinned on one of my Pinterest boards but was leary about the whole paint thing. I like the way you adapted it and they turned out so cute! I may have to try this with my kiddos!

Erin
Projects & Polkadots

Patty in Texas said...

Love this! Did it this week with my 1st graders. I had them draw the first loopy lines with just a Sharpie (instead of pastel) then painted. They used construction paper crayons for the details. They were amazing. Thanks for the idea!

Patty
Sugar Land, Texas

Anonymous said...

I used it last winter and loved it! I used white tempera paint with wide bristles and it wasn't too bad. I had them draw in pencil first then paint. (Gave each child a small paper plate with a little tempera paint) It takes very little paint. I have the children put brushes in my sink in my room. I wash the brushes out after they sit in a bowl of warm sudsy water.The paint takes no time to dry then I had them add details with oil pastels.

Lyndsey (a year of many firsts) said...

Those are adorable! My kids would LOVE those little snowmen. It's too bad we have not had much stnow lately. I wouldn't mind a snow day.

Your blog is precious. I'm your newest follower!

Come check out my blog sometime.

Lyndsey
ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com