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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Snowman Fun

Aren't these guys cute?  We made these snowmen ornaments as a Buddy project!  

Last year I was wandering around our local craft store trying like mad to come up with an idea I realized that if I combined two different ideas together I had a quick and easy solution to my buddy project. One of the ornament ideas I saw on Pinterest had tinsel in the ball and another used ornamental snow in the ball to make a snowman face.  I pinned both ideas on my Pinterest site.  Brainwave!  Use white tinsel in the ball instead of the snow and draw the face on with sharpies!  Bought some tinsel that had snowflakes mixed in to the tinsel and experimented at home!  A three inch piece of tinsel pushed into the ornament with a pencil and a sharpie face drawn on and we are done.  Add the name and the date on the back and we have a keepsake for both the big buddy and the little buddy!  It was a huge hit last year so of course it was on the list to do this year. 

I love how they all have such personality!  

We are also making some snowmen for Christmas presents for the parents.  Each year my husband cuts up enough blocks to make these cute snowmen with my class!

I posted about how to make them last year here.  We are just finished painting our blocks and we should be putting them together later this week or early next week!  The children had a good time sanding their blocks and are eager to put them together!  

We have been having fun using Doodle Buddy on the iPads to create Christmas trees.  We are saving our pictures to the camera roll and when everyone has made a picture we are going to import them into a story making app.  

They just love drawing on the iPad and are eagerly waiting for their turn!  I love Christmas! 

We also made a Christmas tree count up book today.

The children did a great job! We added a new cover this year.  Very simple but a huge hit!  I bought some glittery stars at our local craft store and we put them on the top!  

You can find this activity in my Christmas Fun package at Teachers Pay Teachers! 

Hope you are enjoying the season!  


  1. Your gifts are VERY sweet! I must check out Doodle Buddy.
    Happy New Year!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  2. Doodle Buddy is awesome! I use it for everything! Hope you had an awesome holiday! I love following your blog! Loved the Christmas Art Tour!