What a fun, and oh so easy, snowman art project to make with the kids! Perfect for your list of winter activities for preschoolers.
Cookie cutters are always fun to have on hand with kids!
In the past, I’ve had children use the cookie cutters to stamp patterns and designs, make book covers, create wrapping paper, make bulletin board borders, and so much more.
Glittery Snowman Art Project for the Kiddos
This winter art project is incredibly easy to set up, and my students have had a ton of fun with it over the years.
While it has a general outcome (a snowman), it’s still more process art than craft. There are endless ways the kids can go with this easy art invitation.
Supplies for the snowman art project
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Blue glitter tempera paint, as well as regular blue tempera paint
Snowflake cookie cutters, large and small
How to set up the snowman art invitation
I cut a very basic snowman out of white construction paper first. After that, I put the paint on a tray and placed the cookie cutters next to to the paint.
Related: Winter Process Art
How the kids created
As always, the kiddos wanted to know what I was up to right away. I love their enthusiasm for play and learning!
Once I gave the go-ahead, a group of students sat down and dug into the painting. They used the cookie cutters to stamp snowflakes all over the snowmen.
Some of the children stamped the cookie cutters all over their snowmen, while others were very precise in their placement.
One of my students stayed at this snowman art activity the entire center time! He made multiple snowmen and experimented with using the different-sized cookie cutters.
Other ideas for this cookie cutter snowman art project
The week we originally did this snowman art, the weather was a bit crazy. We missed one day of school and another two were shortened days.
So instead of letting the kids cut out the snowman shape, I did it ahead of time. Normally, I’d just let the children make their own snowman or let them do all of the cutting.
More Winter Play Day Ideas
Below are some other great ideas to try with the kids this winter:
Winter Wonderland Small World from Buggy and Buddy
Snowed in? Make Snow Cream! from Nothing if Not Intentional
Winter Train Play in the Snow from Play Trains!
Penguin Sensory Play from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Preschool Snowman Lesson Plans
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for classroom teachers and home preschool families so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas, book suggestions, and the following printables:
- Measure the Snowman Activity
- Roll a Snowman Game
- A to Z Build a Snowman Activity (focusing on uppercase, lowercase, and beginning sounds)
- Snowman Pattern Cards
- Roll and Cover Snowman Math Game Boards (numbers 1 to 12)
- 1-20 Snowman Counting Mats
- My Snowman Emergent Reader
- 0-35 Snowman Counting and Calendar Number Cards
Get your snowman themed lesson plans:
Preschool Classroom | Home Preschool Families | Teachers Pay Teachers
Shaunna @ Fantastic Fun and Learning says
My kids love painting with cookie cutters! I love this idea for turning that process into an adorable craft, too.
Mary Catherine says
Awww, thanks Shaunna. The kiddos in preschool, and my first-grader son, still love using the cookie cutters. I LOVE process art, but sometimes it’s fun to use it to create something, too.
Stephanie @ Twodaloo says
How fun is this!! So beautiful and delightfully wintry 😉 Loving this series already!
Mary Catherine says
Thanks, Stephanie! I hope you like the rest of the series. We’ve been having fun with it in preschool, let me tell yoU!
Rachael @ Nothing if Not Intentional says
What a great idea! And kudos to your kiddos for beautiful art! I know that aesthetics aren’t the point of process art, but those are really pretty!
Mary Catherine says
Thanks Rachael!! I love process art (both in the classroom and at home), and we do a ton of it! Sometimes it’s nice to take it and turn it into something, though. Next time I plan on letting the kiddos cut the shapes out though. 🙂