Keeping Owen (age 2) busy while we do our home school work is a perpetual challenge… I am always on the lookout for things that keep him busy at the table or on the floor near us, but that don’t generate a ton of mess. Last night, I had the idea to make this quick and easy snowman activity for him, and he was very happy with it!
It works kind of like paper dolls. I cut snowman “parts” out of felt, and Owen can sit at the table and build a snowman by sticking the pieces to a piece of blue felt as a background. Right now, I only have two hat options, but I’m hoping to add some more parts to it today!
Owen was very interested in building the snowman! I’m thinking that I could make a lot more of these in different themes – spring trees with leaves to stick on, dinosaurs, ice cream cones with different color ice cream scoops to put on, etc.
maryanne @ mama smiles Dec 7, 2011
Adorable! We've dressed up gingerbread this way, and I'm sure my kids would love to add snowmen to our collection!
The Iowa Farmer's Wife Dec 7, 2011
I Love love love love felt! And I love this, was actually thinking of it other day! Watch for my felt gingerbread man/girl coming soon! We'll have to do a snowman for our winter unit if January! Pinning this!
Melissa @The Chocolate Muffin Tree Dec 7, 2011
What a fun activity! We'll have to bring out our felt board! (wherever it is?)
Rebekah Dec 8, 2011
What a fun felt activity! We have done something similar with making a pumpkin. For those without a felt board, you can glue a piece of felt onto an empty cereal box and put the felt pieces inside the cereal box when not in use.
JDaniel4's Mom Dec 9, 2011
He is so cute! What a great idea!
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