Here’s another fun and easy art project for those long winter days!
It’s all done with ripped paper, which gives the finished piece a unique look.
You will need:
1 sheet per student of colored blue and white paper (of the same size)
assorted colors of scrap paper
white hole punched paper
- First make the snow bank. Rip the white paper sheets roughly in half slowly, making a wavy line. Both sides of the white paper can then be used to create a snowbank. Just glue it onto the bottom of the blue paper as shown, with the corners lined up. You can even add several layers of this for a cool effect.
- Add cotton balls along the top, pulled apart to make snowy clouds. *Tip: Remind students to apply the glue to the paper, not the cotton balls!
3. Use pieces of scrap paper from the recycling bin to create a little person. Build the body first with large ripped shapes, then add the details. Remind students that each piece of clothing can be made by gluing different pieces together – body, then arms, etc. This is great fine motor practice.
4. Use your left over white circles from a hole-punch to add snowflakes falling from the sky.
Rip round-ish white paper circles to build a snowman, and colored paper to add any more details.
*Tip: Adding snowflakes over top of the person makes the scene look more realistic.
When I do this project, I give a list of criteria, and then leave the rest open ended to allow for creativity.
For example, I wrote on the board that students’ picture must have:
*clouds of some kind
*at least 25 snowflakes
Any other details were completely up to them!
I hope you enjoy trying this cute activity with your students!
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