Winter Art Projects to do with the Grandkids

Having the kids over for the holidays is one of life’s great pleasures.  Here are two quick and easy art projects you can do with them while they are visiting.

Making a Play-Doh Snowman

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Whether you live in a place where you get lots of snow or in a warmer climate, kids love to make snowmen at this time of the year.  Make one with Play-Doh.

What you’ll need:

Play-Doh – white, black, green, orange

Make two balls of white Play-Doh for the body and the head.  Make the body larger than the head. Put the head on the body.

Use green to make a thin roll for the scarf.  Place it around the neck of the snowman.

Make a hat using black Play-Doh.  Start with the top of the hat and then make a flat piece to add the brim of the hat.

Make eyes with the black Play-Doh too.

Make a nose shaped like a carrot – use the orange Play-Doh for this piece.

How to Make a Snow Globe

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What you need

  • Mason jar
  • Hot glue gun
  • Holiday ornaments
  • Corn syrup
  • Hot water
  • Silver and gold glitter

Instructions:

  1. Pick the ornaments you want to go into the snow globe.
  2. Place them so that they are standing on the lid of the jar
  3. Have a gown up glue them to the lid of the jar.
  4. Set the ornament and lid aside to dry completely.
  5. Put corn syrup in the jar – about 1/3 of the way up the jar.
  6. Add the same amount of hot water to the jar.  Get an adult to pour the hot water in the jar.
  7. Add the silver and gold glitter.
  8. When the lid with the ornaments is dry screw it onto the jar.
  9. You can secure the lid with a little glue.
  10. Turn the jar upside down and shake.

Enjoy the holiday season with your grandkids.

 

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