A lot of us are all cooped up at the moment with children who need entertainment and I would guess that we are all suffering a bit of parent guilt over the amount of screen time our little ones are watching (I know I am!)
Here are a couple of quick and easy art activities inspired by the unusually cold Winter we are having!

SNOWFLAKE DECORATIONS

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Scissors

Method:

Start with a square. Fold in half to make a triangle, then fold the points upwards (check picture for reference) Then draw the snowflake design and cut out!

Make a few in different sizes and decorate a wall or door!

SNOWMAN SURPRISE

You will need:

  • Clear contact
  • Scissors
  • Coloured card (or an old cereal packet you can cut up and colour)
  • Either old lace doily from an op shop, cotton balls or white paper

Method:

This one is really simple but kept my three year old entertained for quite some time and she was thrilled with the result.

Simply draw the snowman shape on the contact. Cut out and peel off backing. Stick to door or wall by folding over a couple of centimeters at the top and bottom.

Let your child decide what accessories the snowman will have. If they can draw and cut them out by themselves, give them ownership of their artwork. My three year old drew the circle buttons, the lines on the carrot and the shape of his smile and I cut them out for her.

Extension:

This activity has been a long-standing one in our house. You may remember it from Easter when we did the big egg!