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Sponge-Painted Snowman

This sponge-painted snowman makes the perfect winter decoration. For this craft, you will need:

  • one sponge, cut up into small pieces
  • clothespins
  • thick white tempura paint
  • light blue construction paper
  • scraps of paper, buttons, fabric, and yarn
  • scissors
  • paste or glue

Clip a clothespin to a small piece of sponge, and dip the sponge into the paint. Sponge paint three circles onto the construction paper to create the shape of a snowman. Sponge paint along the bottom of the paper to create the ground, and also sponge paint some falling snow.

When the paint is dry, decorate your snowman with a scarf made of paper or fabric, button eyes, scraps of yarn for the mouth, and even real twigs for the arms.

Hint: If you are working with a large group of children, set up a table just for sponge painting. While some children are painting, others can work on creating accessories for the snowman.

Next: Snow Resist

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