December 30, 2012

Waffle Print Snowman Collage

Waffle Print Snowman Collage

Waffle Print Snowman combined paint, glue, glitter, and collage.  When finished the collage had a variety of textures that were both interesting to look at and fun to feel.

The snowman was a two day project. On the first day we made three Frozen Waffle Snowball Prints.  

On the second day, we cut the prints out and used them to create the collage explained below.


  • To make the glittery, snowy background, Calvin had to spread glue all over the paper. He used a cotton swab, but a finger or the glue bottle applicator would work as well.

  • Once the glue was spread, the real fun began: glitter! Calvin loved the glitter. He sprinkled glitter on the table, his chair, the floor, everywhere. Some even landed on the paper.

  • While the glue was drying, I cut the snowman's hat and features from craft foam and the snow drifts from sparkly felt. Calvin strung beads on a pipe cleaner for a shiny, colorful scarf.

  • When we were done, I laid out the pieces, and we were ready to begin the collage.

  • Calvin applied glue to the back of the collage pieces and stuck them on the background.  At twenty months, he wasn't ready to squeeze the bottle, and he got confused where to put the glue; but working together, we got the job done.

  • As you can see, Calvin put his snowman in a snow storm.

Extend the Activity:

I found these books about snowmen to share with Calvin after we finished our snowman art project.  We were hyped to play in the snow, but the weather did not cooperate.  So we spent the afternoon reading books like the ones below.

  • The Snowman by Raymond Briggs is a wordless book perfect for little readers.

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  • The Snowmen at... series by Caralyn Buehner consists of books that are delightfully fun to read.

Snowmen at Night               (< click for

Snowmen at Christmas      (< click for

Snowmen all Year               (< click for

Snowmen at Work               (< click for

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