We’re kicking off our winter week for our Rainy Day Tots with a simple craft for toddlers and preschoolers. This easy to do activity is ideal for winter days and makes it possible to build your own Snowman no matter the weather outside. So here it is our Potato Print Snowmen Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Toddler and Preschool Potato Print Winter Art and Craft Snowmen Pictures

Potato Printing Snowmen

Printing and painting are great activities for toddlers and preschoolers and combined with different materials you can turn your pictures you make into a sensory experience as well.

Single Snowman Finished

Potatoes and other vegetables make an ideal material to use to print with. They are a great size for little hands to hold and if you follow our top tip over on our Snowmen Thank You Cards Craft you can see how even little hands can manage to print easily with potatoes.

snowmans head with a smaller potato

We’ve raided the craft supplies to add some extra’s to our snowmen, but if you didn’t want to you could always use different coloured paints and help your toddler or preschooler to decorate the snowmen themselves.

adding a felt scarf

Essential Craft Supplies for Potato Printing

materials for potato printing with toddlers and preschoolers

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When printing with toddlers and preschoolers instead of using a paint palette I find it much easier to use our sorting dishes. They provide lots of space for the kids to swirl around their potatoes and then can easily be washed and double up for sorting activities too.

Using paint that is washable and ready-mixed is ideal for kids art. I love having a set of different colours available that can just be used and know that even when a mess is made it is easy to clear up as well. These are great value for money and work fine for toddlers and preschoolers.

A stack of coloured paper is essential – this set has some different colours and it’s thick enough that you can paint on but thin enough that kids can use kids scissors to cut easily.

finished snowman picture
Snowmen Printing. Easy Toddler and Preschool Winter Craft
Easy Winter Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers Potato Print Snowmen Picture
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Easy Toddler and Preschool Winter Craft Potato Print Snowmen

Fun and simple winter craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make a snowman picture with potato prints.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time30 mins
Drying Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Keyword: Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Rainy Day Crafts for Kids, Simple Toddler Crafts, Toddler Art, Toddler Craft, Winter Activities
Yield: 1 picture
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Foam/sponge brush
  • Sorting Dish
  • Scissors

Materials

Instructions

  • Chop the potatoes in half making sure that there are different sized potatoes.
    cut the potatoes in half
  • Dab them on the kitchen roll to take away some of the moisture.
    dab to remove moisture
  • Brush the bottom half of the blue card with white paint for a snowy ground.
    paint the bottom of card
  • Dip the chopped side of the larger potato into the white paint.
    paint on potato for printing
  • Press it onto the blue card as the snowman's body.
    snowmans body with potato printing
  • Repeat with the smaller potato to create the snowman's head.
    snowmans head with a smaller potato
  • Allow to dry.
  • Peel and stick the googly eyes to the snowman's head.
    adding snowmens eyes
  • Dab glue spots on the snowman's body and press on the pom poms as buttons.
    adding pom pom buttons
  • From the orange felt, cut triangles for carrot noses or ovals for orange noses.
  • Glue on the noses.
  • Draw on a smile with the pen.
  • Use the other felt, cut out a semi-circle. Glue it on and glue a pompom on the top for a woolly hat.
  • Cut a strip of felt and glue it on for a snuggly scarf.
    adding a felt scarf
  • Cut and twist the pipe cleaner to create the snowman's arms.
    pine cleaner arms for the snowmen
  • Glue the arms on with a generous amount of glue.
  • Allow everything to dry and then display your potato print snowmen artwork.
    finished snowman picture

snowmen potato print art for toddlers and preschoolers

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DIY Snowmen Puppets ideal for using when singing the Winter Nursery Rhyme Five Little Snowmen. Full step by step instructions to create puppets that toddlers and preschoolers can use for Winter Rhyme Time.

Why not make a paper scarf for a snowman with our Snowman Scarf Weaving Activity great for your little tots to work on some fine motor skills.

Using our favourite crafting material salt dough create some salt dough Snowmen. An easy winter craft for tots.

Why not make some props for the Winter Rhyme 5 Little Snowmen with our DIY Snowmen Puppets. Great for singing along with this week’s theme.

You can find even more Snowmen Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers here we’ve got crafts, recipes and learning activities too!

Read And Craft – Snowmen & Winter Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Check out our favourite winter and snowmen books for toddlers and preschoolers below great for our week of activities for your tots.

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

Winter by Gerda Muller

Toddler and Preschooler Winter Art Project potato print Snowmen
Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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