Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

This was a new activity for us this year and the boys totally loved it. They were with me when we bought the modeling clay at Michael's a while ago, but I told them it would be a surprise when we used it. They were so excited to see it on the coffee table today for our snowman craft.

I just happened to find little "snowman kits" at Hobby Lobby on sale (50% off) that had the stick arms and nose. (Before I found the kits, I was planning to use real sticks and candy corn.) We already had the buttons, the ribbon for the scarves, and the googly eyes.

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The magic model clay is really easy for kids to work with, so I didn't have to help them at all. And it dries a little after you leave it to set up. Perfect for sculpting.

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Duke wanted to know what was going on and if there was food involved.

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Ethan wanted me to cut his stick arms a little shorter so they didn't poke through the other side. Then he used the scraps to make an "E" on the bottom of his snowman. 

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Logan started out having a little trouble rolling balls, but then he got the hang of it.

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We put their two cute little snowmen over by the gingerbread houses. (Logan's snowman is holding a snowball!)

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