written by: Keren Perles•edited by: Laurie Patsalides•updated: 2/1/2013
Looking for preschool snow crafts to keep your students busy during the cold winter months? These five crafts are fun ways to bring the season into your classroom…while keeping the cold at bay.
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This is one of the easiest crafts you can make! Mix together equal parts glue and shaving cream, and let kids smear the mixture around on a black piece of construction paper to create a unique snow scene. When the mixture dries, it will be soft and spongy. Then give each child a foam cup filled with glue and some cotton balls. Let them go to work gluing the cotton balls onto their projects. If you’d like, you can do the same thing with a snowman or snowflake shape.
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Snowy Pine Trees
Ask your students what color pine trees usually are. Then ask them how they look different during a snowstorm. On a short nature walk, have students collect some fallen pine branches. Provide buckets of white paint and black construction paper. Then show students how to dip the pine branches into the white paint and carefully press them onto the construction paper to make the print of a pine tree in the winter. They can then use white chalk to draw in the rest of the winter scene.
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Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
Help children to glue sets of three Popsicle sticks together into the shape of a snowflake. Then, let the children smear glue on the Popsicle sticks and add glitter. They can then hang their creations on strings from the ceiling. Encourage students to experiment with using different colors of glitter on the different snowflakes (or on each "leg" of a snowflake).
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Shaving Cream Snowman
Cover a tabletop with a disposable plastic tablecloth and spray a pile of shaving cream in front of each student. Encourage them to shape the shaving cream into their own snowmen. Sure, this craft isn't permanent or impressive-looking, but it'll keep kids busy and excited on a day that isn't snowy enough to make a real snowman!
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Traditional Snow Crafts
You can also help children make some more traditional snow crafts, such as snow globes or paper snowflakes. To make a snow globe, you'll only need a jar, crayon shavings, some water, and some waterproof glue. To make a paper snowflake, you won't need anything more than some white paper and a pair of safety scissors.
These preschool snow crafts will have your students talking about the changing weather, far before the first snowflake hits the ground.