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Looking for a fun and easy craft to do with your kiddos? This Puffy Paint Snowman Craft for Kids is perfect for celebrating the winter season! Once dry, the paint remains puffy and soft to the touch. Your students will have so much fun making these unique pieces of snowman art!
*Pair this with our Winter Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Puffy Paint Snowman Craft for Kids
This project is simple and easy to make! Preschool and Kindergarten students can do it with very little grown-up help. You probably already have all the supplies needed to make these adorable snowman portraits in your home or classroom.
Gather Your Materials
To make snowman portraits of your own, you will need:
- Shaving cream
- School glue
- Paper bowls
- Craft sticks or spoons
- Thick cardstock or construction paper in blue, black, and orange
Make the Puffy Paint
Combine 1 part shaving cream and 1 part glue into a small paper bowl.
Students can use a craft stick or spoon to stir the glue mixture. Once the mixture is thoroughly combined, it is time to paint the portraits!
Optional: Add a dash of glitter or a bit of glitter glue to the puffy paint mixture for snow that sparkles. Beautiful!
Paint the Portraits
To create the snowman portraits, students can spoon the glue mixture onto the cardstock paper in the shape of a snowman. While the paint is still wet, add the construction paper details (hat, buttons, eyes, and nose).
Teacher Tip: Invite students to use the opposite end of the spoon to create dots of “snow” on the paper!
Allow the paint to dry completely. Note that this puffy paint can take a few days to dry.
Once dry, the paint will be puffy and textured to look just like real snow!
Proudly display your unique snowman crafts on bulletin boards around your classroom!
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