Even if you don’t have any snow, you can still build a snowman on your fridge with a fun, interactive winter activity for kids.
I love winter! And building snowmen.
But there’s not always snow on the ground. So I brought our snowman fun inside!
I came up with a way to build a snowman on the fridge! And you can do this, too.
It’s so super easy.
I made ours an interactive snowman.
I cut out the following pieces from craft foam sheets (affiliate link):
- 2 large black circles (eyes)
- 3 medium black circles (buttons)
- 5 small black circles (mouth)
- 1 orange triangle (nose)
If you don’t have the craft foam sheets, construction or scrapbook paper would work for this too! That’s what I saw done at “Crafting” my Talents.
My foam is self-adhesive. Potentially, I could have just stuck them onto the fridge like that and would have been even easier.
It would be even easier with self-adhesive craft magnets (affiliate link).
A snowman needs a scarf too, right?
To make a scarf for our snowman, I used wrapping paper.
You could use eftover wrapping paper, the scraps work well, or just two long 3-inch wide strips cut from a fresh roll.
Cut the wrapping paper in long strips to form the scarf. I taped the scarf in place.
If you have long strips of felt fabric, you could also use that.
Or, to add more interactive fun, make a few different scarves with wrapping paper or fabric. Attach magnets to the backs and let the kids swap them out as wanted.
Ta-da, you’ve made a snowman on your fridge!
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Now let the kids have fun making silly faces with the pieces!
Challenge your children to make happy, sad, and mad faces. Or let them change the face around based on their own mood.
It’s a great way to practice recognizing emotions and self-awareness!
Counting pieces adds a little learning to the activity!
Henry counted the number of mouthpieces and buttons on the snowman!
You could also invite your kids to see who can make the snowman with the least amount of pieces. Or the snowman that uses the most pieces.
If you have extra colors of craft foam, you might make buttons in a few colors. This could lead to a pattern activity for more learning fun!
Bonus: It made me clean off my fridge! I think this will have to be done every year just for that sole reason!