Monday, December 19, 2011

Torn Paper Snowman (12 Days of Green Christmas Crafts)

Today's project is festive and cute, but it's easy enough for kids to do. And it's eco-friendly, because you can use whatever paper you have lying around the house.

What you Need:

  • A sheet of paper for the background
  • a sheet of paper for the snowman
  • red and green paint
  • glue


  • Scissors
  • Raisins for eyes
  • Macaroni for mouth
  • Sticks for arms


  1. Have your child paint the background with red and green paint. Go crazy. Have fun. Finger paint! Paint with your nose! Paint with your toes!
  2. After the paint is dry, draw 3 circles on the paper with a marker. 
  3. Give your child the other sheet of paper to cut up or tear up. 
  4. After all the pieces are torn up, show your child how to apply the glue (we used a glue stick) inside the circles you drew and stick the torn pieces of paper down.
  5. Decorate with eyes, mouth, and arms.


You can tear up last year's Christmas cards for this project, or just use whatever paper you have lying around the house.

Go on a nature walk to find sticks for the arms. Maybe you'll find other natural items to decorate your picture.

Check out some of the other 12 Days of Green Christmas Crafts:

December 14: 
Felt Owl Ornaments
December 15:
Burlap Ruffled Tree Skirt
December 16:
Easy Advent Calendars
Easy Advent Calendars
December 17:
Quick Gift Tags from
Kids' Artwork
December 18:
Homemade Holiday

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