Toddlers love to stamp objects. You might recall our toddler ocean art painting, and our color mixing with paper tubes. This is the same concept. Instead this time we used empty sewing spools. It turned out to be such an easy winter snowman art for toddlers! They got to do what they love most: moving objects up and down. Having fun at the art table!
Many years ago someone donated a huge box of empty sewing spools. We have used them for counting activities at our math table, for stamping with play dough, and as loose parts in our block corner. After cutting snowman shapes out of paper, I realized the spools would resemble snowflakes when stamped in paint. We’ve done white paint on blue paper, but for this particular activity I decided to go with the color scheme we were using that week, a blue tone. We had lots of white “snow” at our play dough table and sensory bin so we knew that snow is not blue unless it is tinted.
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Easy Winter Snowman Art for Toddlers
What you will need:
- Empty sewing spools
- Blue or white paint
- White or blue paper
Setting it up:
Cut paper into a snowman shape. Pour a shallow amount of paint into a tray and place the empty sewing spool in it.
Take the spool from the paint and stamp it on the paper. Or slide it. Because that’s fun, too!
After drying, I decided I wanted them displayed in our window. I used a hole punch and then opened a paper clip to use as a hanger.
Dancing snowmen in the window!
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