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December 10, 2009

stART ~ Snip Snip Snow {Snowflakes & Snowmen}

        
     
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A Story + Art = A Great Start

We read the book Snip, Snip…Snow! by Nancy Poydarand made snowflakes and snowmen.

The book is about a girl, Sophie, who desperately longs for it to snow. She resolves to create her own snow by cutting out snowflakes. The book provides step by step instructions for making your own snowflakes. This was the first time that my kids cut their own snowflakes and I loved hearing them “ohhh” and “ahhh” over the designs once the opened them up! We spiced up our snowflakes by adding glitter. (Check them out in the photo above!)

Sophie takes the “art” a bit further by recycling the snowflake scraps by using them to make a snowman. We did the same!!! (I can’t tell if they look more like snowmen or penguins!!!!)

In the end, as Sophie is cleaning up from making her snow creations, it begins to snow!!

For more stART projects, be sure to check out A Mommy’s Adventures.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13135626740021266451 Brimful Curiosities

    Fun scrap snowman! We might have to try your project today. The snow outside isn’t wet enough to build a real one.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00132185749852282347 Debbie

    Those look so cute. I would never have thought of using the scraps to make something, I probably would have just thrown them away.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18300483438632587870 care-in

    Thanks for sharing this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17893829005402169615 Michelle

    That looks like a very cute book and a fun project too! They did a great job on their snowmen, I never thought of using all of those scraps like that before.

    Thank you so much for linking up :0)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17970101432834731044 Ticia

    I have to hunt down this book, it looks way too cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01448786802539618585 sbswtp

    What a cute project!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07784076035361200243 An Almost Unschooling Mom

    What a perfect book for a stART project – and what beautiful snowflakes :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01736379272589983153 Elise

    Hi Jenn

    This sounds like a sweet and enjoyable book. The snowflakes are beautiful and it’s such a neat idea to use the scraps to create snowmen.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05389661640526624650 Kim

    Oooh, so fun. I have been wanting to make snowflakes this year, what a great book to find. I love the idea of using the scraps to make snowman, thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03531558038661679151 Raising a Happy Child

    Interesting book and cute projects. I am going to put the book on the list of January books when I want to do winter theme with my daughter.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05540239844969629644 Mama to 3 Blessings

    I love the snowmen! We are working on a “snow theme” right now – lots of fun! :)