Add these snowman art projects for preschoolers to your lesson plans this winter! Be sure to check out my epic list of art projects for kids when you’re done here. These snowy art ideas are a great way to pass the time as you stay indoors on those blustery winter days.
Add these snowman art projects to your winter activities for preschoolers and kindergarten kids. There are so many ideas shared below, you’ll be covered for more than one winter!
Of course, you don’t have to confine yourself to just wintertime. Perhaps you want something to spice up the hot summer camp days. Or maybe your students just love all things snow. You can break out the snowman art ideas any time of year you want.
I like to include plenty of art activities in each of the preschool themes we cover in the classroom. The snowman art projects will work well for a variety of themes including snow, winter, or Christmas. Or you can plan a whole theme around snowmen!
What Do Kids Learn with Art Projects?
In addition to being fun, there are so many benefits in these snowman art projects for preschoolers. But one of the biggest is that there are so many learning opportunities hidden within each activity.
Here are a few such skills:
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Color identification
- Color theory
- Risk taking
- Fine motor
- Gross motor
- Force and motion
This list is a good start. But it is certainly not exhaustive. It’s not uncommon to question whether certain types of activities are beneficial for students. But, in reality, the kids are always learning. Especially when it comes to creative activities like this!
Materials for the Snowman Art Projects for Preschoolers
As with any good preschool art project, a key factor in staying organized is gathering all of the necessary materials before getting started.
Of course, the list of materials will depend on the art project you choose. But there are a few materials that come to mind when it comes to the snowman art projects for preschoolers. Here they are (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Washable tempera paint
- Liquid watercolors
- Paint brushes and sponges
- White glue
- Glitter glue
- Pom poms
- Construction paper
This is just a short list of items that will work well for a snowman art project. Take a look in your supply closet. There might be random odds and ends that help spark even more snowman art ideas.
Snowman Art Projects for Preschoolers
Let’s jump into the snowman art fun! Click on the individual links for more information about each activity. I’ve tried to line up the links with their corresponding images in the collages.
Let the kids try out a new painting technique with our snowman art project.
Help the kids make a snowman fingerprint ornament as a wonderful holiday gift for their loved ones.
Teach kids all about the awe-inspiring northern lights and then them create their own version with a snowmen at night art project.
Introduce the concept of resist painting as the kids make this easy snowman art project!
Have the kids practice their fine motor skills as they create the pom pom painted snowman using clothespins and pom poms!
Invite the kids to create a work of art using some familiar items with the loofa snowmen project.
Encourage critical thinking skills with another open-ended art, a melted snowman painting.
Explore science alongside art with a homemade puffy paint snowman! The kids will be amazed at how one quick step ends up changing the properties of the paint.
Move past the traditional white snowman with the glittery snowman craft‘s bright and colorful spin on it. Definitely one of the more colorful snowman art for preschoolers here!
Be sure to display these gorgeous snowman paintings with glue in your classroom when the kids are done.
Grab some recycled odds and ends for the kids as part of this snowman painting activity.
Engage the children’s senses as they get creative with the salty snowman art project.
Have your students use a familiar object in a novel way as they create potato print snowmen.
Set up the watercolor snowman painting on an even larger scale for a cooperative classroom art project!
Be sure to save these snowman art projects for preschoolers for future references! A Winter Activities Pinterest board would be a great place to do so.
More Snowman Activities for Preschool
Looking for some other activities to round out your snowman theme? You’ve come to the right place. Here are some other snowman-inspired activities to add to your list:
- Roll A Snowman Free Printable Game
- Salt Dough Snowman
- Snowman Snacks for Kids
- Snowman Activity Tray
- Melting Snowman Activity with Real Snow
- Snowman Roll and Cover Dice Game
- Snowman Letter Matching Puzzles
- Name Snowman Preschool Craft and Free Printable
These would definitely pair well with the snowman art projects for preschoolers!
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