Close-up Snowman Art Project for Kids ~ Winter Art Projects for Kids
There is something about snowmen that just make me want to smile. We have created so many snowman crafts and activities just because of my love of them. Traditionally, kids use 3 graduated circles when drawing a snowman. So we decided to switch things up with this simple art project, and tried to encourage the kids to think outside the box. Isn’t the closely cropped composition adorable?
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The kids made these adorable snowmen a while ago for their Grandparents (now I need them to make me a set).
Materials we used:
How to Draw and Paint and Snowman:
- I talked to the kids about cropping and perspective as they were creating their initial composition. I will admit, it was a bit of a challenge at first, but they caught on quickly.
- Once they were happy with their initial drawing, they used oil pastels to color in the background and highlight the details. I love the look of watercolors painted over oil pastels. If you are looking for a more in-depth explanation of the process, check out our Spring Oil Pastel and Watercolor Resist.
- The Snowman was then painted using layers of white tempera paint.
- Once their paintings were dry, they added snowflakes. They use white tempera paint and a Q-tips dotted all over their paper. It looks just like the snow is falling.
Our little Snowmen were inspired by one of my favorite art sites Deep Space Sparkle, if you haven’t visited her site yet, I highly encourage you to! It is PACKED full of amazing art inspiration and tutorials.