Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowmen Placemats!

The theme this week is winter!
Project: Snowmen Placemats! In November we made Thanksgiving placemats, December we made Christmas placemats, and now in January we made Snowmen/winter placemats!!! Addie and Ty absolutely love making these placemats, but they love using the placemats even better.
I had Ty and Addie use white paint to stamp a snowman onto blue construction paper (I cut a sponge into 3 different circle sizes). Next, they used black paint to stamp the hat for their snowmen ( I cut a sponge into a hat shape). They added arms, buttons and facial features. For the next snowman, I cut different size circles out of white paper, along with a black paper hat. Ty and Addie glued the shapes on the blue paper to make their individual snowman. Again, they added arms, buttons and facial features. They added winter stickers to their placemats, and I spelled out WINTER with letter stickers. When the paint was dry, I matted the blue snowman paper onto construction paper and covered each placemat with Con-Tact paper! Ty's placemat bubbled a little :(
Materials Needed: blue construction paper, 2 different colored sheets of construction paper (for the matting), white and black paint, sponge cut into snowman shapes, paint brush, white paper, scissors, black paper, black and orange marker, winter/snowman stickers, glue stick and Con-Tact paper


  1. My little boys made place mats for Thanksgiving and they are just crazy about them. I cant believe how possessive they were over them. They kept trying to keep them clean during and after every meal. It was adorable how proud of them they were. These are cute winter designs.