Melted Snowman Painting

This project is perfect your youngest artists. There is no "right" way for this project to look and the messier it gets, the more adorable the final product will be. My little guys just loved the freedom to paint any way they wanted and create "Frosty" after a day playing in the sun!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather all materials. This is a great project that can include as little as construction paper and white paint or as many different craft materials as you like.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    First, I gave each of the kids a piece of blue construction paper and some white paint and let them paint away. We talked about what a melting snowman would look like and feel like. My three-year-old tried painting circles, but my two-year-old mostly had fun splashing paint around!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Then, I cut out a top hat, scarf, and twig arms out of construction paper for my two-year-old. The older kids could have cut out these shapes for themselves, but they were at school.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    While the paint was still wet, my son put the different pieces of his snowman anywhere he wanted to on his page.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    The end result was a fun abstract painting. My two and three-year-olds had so much fun and thought the idea of painting a messy, melting snowman was hilarious!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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