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Friday, January 31, 2014

Snowmen - puffy paint snowmen! This is the kids’ favorite snowman project, so far!

My kindergartners LOVED painting snowmen using puffy paint.
How did we make puffy paint?
I mixed half liquid glue and half shaving cream. I gave the kids paintbrushes.
The kids noticed that the puffy paint was different than regular paint and they enjoyed piling the “paint” on their brushes and on their papers.
What did we use?
  • Glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Glitter snow
  • Foam snowflakes
  • Pom-poms for buttons
  • Googly eyes
  • Black construction paper for hats
  • Orange construction paper for carrot noses :)
  • Fleece scarves - I made scarves out of leftover fleece I had at home. I think hats made out of fleece would also be very cute! Maybe next year!

When dry, the puffy paint feels like a sponge/foam. We made these on Friday and let them dry over the weekend before displaying them in the hallway.
I actually had to remove projects off the walls earlier than initially planned since they were a magnet for all other kids walking down the hallway! Everybody wanted to touch them and pinch the foamy/spongy snowmen! HAHA
Check out the pics!
These would be a great topic for a journal entry or to create step by step instructions for others. Great excuse for writing!

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