Winter is finally here and snow is featuring heavily in our play. This is an old but classic toddler craft for you to do Cotton Ball Snowman. The Cotton Balls give a great sensory element to the craft and it’s great to see and hear your toddler experiment with putting the cotton ball snowman together..
What you need to make cotton ball snowman
A sheet of white card
Cotton Wool Balls
PVA (school/white) glue
We also used some left over Christmas foam stickers to decorate the snowmen
How you make cotton ball snowman
J really wanted to help from the start with making the snowmen (he’s a bit obsessed and as typical English Winter we’ve had about 10 snow flakes so far so making snowmen out of anything and everything is our big thing at the moment) so we used two different sized bowls and he drew around them and then I drew around them and cut them out.
He then painted the snow men with the glue and stuck the cotton wool balls to it. He wasn’t overly keen on this and got really frustrated having cotton wool on his fingers so I had to keep wiping them. Then had his new favourite crafting phrase “Let it dry” and I had to hang them up on my drying rack to dry.
When they were dry I cut out some hat shapes for him to add to his snowmen (well was instructed 2 hats and one bow for his Little Sister T) and he added some foam stickers to them to decorate and then glued them to the snowmen’s heads.
He then added googley Eyes and we got out some black paint and he painted some buttons onto the snowman’s bodies after we had looked at a snowman picture in a book and saw that they had buttons on their body.
This was great fun to make and although we made them over 2 days because of the glue drying you could make them in the morning and paint in the afternoon.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.