Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wild White Glue Snowmen

I work with a class for students with learning disabilities and we like to do crafts with them to make learning fun.  Last year we made snowmen using mason jars and styrofoam balls (which you can read about here) and this year we made snowmen using white glue.  I saw these snowmen on-line (sorry I can't remember the site) and thought they looked like fun.

To make them, we had the students draw around three circles on the back of a a piece of waxed paper.  Then we flipped the waxed paper over and 'coloured' in the snowmen with white glue.  After that the fun began with sprinkles and buttons and googly eyes and pipecleaners.  As you can see each one is unique and lovely.  

We had to leave the snowmen for several days to dry completely.  When they had dried we peeled them off the waxed paper and put a magnet on the back so they could be hung on the fridge at home.  In the photo we have hung the snowmen on a magnetic blackboard.  Each student had to write about their snowmen telling us what their name is, where they live, and what they like to do. 

I love doing crafts with the students I work with.  They work so hard when we are doing such a motivating activity.


  1. Oh! Those snowmen are so adorable and each one is so unique. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas Grace! Angie xo

  2. Very, very cute. I am so delighted with the decorations that our kindergartener brings home (lots of gingerbread men). It's touching to see that the teachers are thinking of the students' homes. It's a little different from just getting their completed work (which I also enjoy) - kind of an acknowledgment of their home lives. Anyway, this sounds like a craft that everyone enjoyed.

    Merry Christmas, Grace! Happy New Year too!

  3. Those are so delightful. I'm sure they had fun creating these.

    Have a lovely Christmas and a great 2012.