This is the final post in our Winter Play Days series with Nothing if Not Intentional, Fun-A-Day!, Play Trains!, My Nearest and Dearest, and Buggy and Buddy . As I mentioned in our winter play dough post, the girls are eagerly awaiting the day they get to see snow for the first time. In the meantime we made this easy snowman decorating play set so they could have fun decorating their own indoor snowman…without all the cold!
The play set was quick and easy to make, and all the kids here have had fun coming up with cute little snowman creations. And I just might have had a little fun decorating the first couple of snowmen…just to make sure the activity was going to work, of course! 😉 Mr. Snowman’s mustache always makes the girls giggle.
You’ll only need a few supplies to make your own indoor snowman play set.
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- Coffee-mate creamer bottle (emptied, cleaned, and dried)
- Rolled gauze
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Assorted colors of felt
To make the snowman, I wrapped rolled gauze around an empty Coffee-mate creamer bottle. To keep the gauze from coming off I hot glued the end of the roll.
I grabbed some of the pieces from our gingerbread felt set to give me a head start in materials for decorating the snowman. Then I cut a few extra sets of facial features, buttons, and winter apparel. If you have any scrap pieces of felt around, then those are great to use for this type of project. You don’t need full sheets unless you are making multiple snowmen.
Lovey enjoyed decorating the snowman a few times, but by far this was a bigger hit with the toddlers in the house. Tinker especially loved decorating the snowman over and over again. Picking up and placing those small felt pieces is great for fine motor practice.
Although she usually started by placing facial features and such in the usual places, by the end she had to use every piece to decorate her snowman. And I just loved watching her sit back to marvel at her masterpiece each time.
Continue the snowman sensory fun with a snowman sensory squish bag.
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