Once a week I check up with the 1st grade teachers here at the local elementary school to see if there are any craft projects they would like me to help out with. A few weeks ago one teacher had me prep some construction paper for snowmen by drawing a snowman outline on each one. She then told me that she was going to make "snow" by mixing shaving cream and glue. While the mixture is still wet, one can add buttons, eyes, nose, etc. Because the glue is in the mixture it will harden (to an extent) and dry. I thought this sounded fun and wanted to try it with my girls.
We did just that today. My nephew was in town and I thought he would enjoy it too. To make the "snow" mix two parts shaving cream and one part glue.
Gather items to decorate your snowman. At school Cal used buttons and pompoms. I used what we had at home.
I did make a special purchase...some foam brushes. There was only one brush at home and I think it was destroyed in its last use. It was a gorgeous day today (high 50s) so the kids and I took a walk to the local ACE Hardware. I love that I can walk to so many businesses here in my small town!
I made too much mixture for four kids. I added about 3/4 a bottle of Elmer's glue in it. I am sure my ratio of 2 to 1 was off, but I think it still worked.
As I mixed the glue and shaving cream together it became somewhat elastic.
Now to create!
Showing off the finished product...
What winter crafts have you been making? We'd love to hear! Happy New Year!