I’m not sure if this is a craft, or glorified cut and paste project. However, it is quick and helpful in working on learning shapes, which we are doing right now. I would suggest reading the book “Snowmen at Night” after doing the craft. It’s a fun read for toddlers to preschoolers, and has vivid pictures.

So you will need…

Paper:

Three pieces of white cardstock (or printer paper)

1 piece of orange cardstock (for the nose)

a piece of another color paper for the scarf and buttons (Super A chose blue)

light blue construction paper

black construction paper

Other Supplies:
Scissors

Glue

Crayons, Markers, or Colored Pencils

Circle Cutter (this is not necessary to cut the circles, but it sure makes it a lot easier. I got mine at Wal-Mart. Just make sure you have a cutting mat, or a cutting board to use with it…and keep it WAY out of the reach of children…it is crazy sharp!!)

Directions:

You can put everything together ahead of time, but I rarely plan that far in advance. So, I gave the blue construction paper to Super A to color while I assembled the snowman pieces. He was quite proud of his coloring:

One Side.

And the other. I told him to show me his paper. Which he did.

So while Super A was coloring I cut-out all the pieces…

Three big white circles, three small blue circles, two small black circles, a black square, a black rectangle, an orange triangle, and a black crescent. And a scarf. Which I forgot to take a picture of…but you can see it here:

Super A helped me glue everything on his colored construction paper. I guided him to the appropriate places to put his pieces. Sometimes I let him just put them wherever, and sometimes I guide. I’m always torn between inhibiting his creativity and making it look how it’s supposed to.

So after we glued everything, we counted together the shapes, and labeled them:

And tada! Finished project. I’m running out of space on our refrigerator for this stuff.

And a final note. The other night Super A turned to his Daddy and said “Soo…how’d your day go boss?” Seriously. I laughed until I cried.

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