Snowmen Cards & Shape Recognition

As I mentioned in an earlier post we’re currently on a Christmas card mission! We’re trying to make all our Christmas cards again this year, & have turned our kitchen into a card factory full of messy fun & creativity!

These snowmen cards were a great opportunity to explore shapes, colours, & of course design.

Minnie drew lots of circles (freehand) on a sheet of A4 paper to create the heads & bodies of the snowmen, & cut most of them out herself. (For younger children pre-cut circles would be easier to use)

Using another A4 sheet of white paper she cut some wiggly strips which she loved! We used these to create a snow effect at the bottom of the cards.

For our folded cards we used sheets of red card (A5 size folded in half). Minnie glued the layer of snow & then added two circles to build her snowmen. To add details Minnie used sticky dots which required some fine manipulation! (Several were later discovered up sleeves & stuck to tights!) :-)

Minnie stuck a pre-cut triangle to each snowman’s face for a carrot nose, & then added a mouth & arms with a crayon.

Then it was time for the glitter!! With a sheet of newspaper under each card, we were ready for the glitter shower! Minnie painted small dots of PVA glue onto the card using a fine paintbrush before adding the sparkly snowflakes. When the excess glitter had been shaken off the card we used the newspaper as a funnel to tip the remaining glitter back into the pot.

To finish off our shape snowmen we added hats & scarves in rectangular & square shapes.

I love that each of these snowmen look a little different.

My two faves are the winking snowman

& the snow-spider!
(I’m still trying to explain that a spider only has 8 legs, but I guess the legs are just too much fun to draw!)

These snowmen cards could be adapted to accommodate a whole variety of shapes. How about adding oval shaped mittens, or a starry night sky background, or even a diamond pattern for a scarf. Or just see what designs are created when a range of different shapes are on offer.

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  1. Ooh another adorable snowman! My son has just seen it and LOVES it! Like the snow.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. They are so cute and how different they look! Love the red background!
    May daughter made a winking gingerbreadman yesterday :)