Thursday, December 1, 2011

Making Paper Snowmen With Max and Mo


Our 4th pick for our count down to Christmas with picture books (containing crafts or recipes) was Patricia Lakin's Max & Mo Make a Snowman.

It's an adorable easy reader, about a couple of very sweet classroom pets, who want to join the children, on a winter day, outside making snowmen, at least until they start outside, and realize how cold it is.

Instead, they gather supplies from the classroom's "odds and ends" box, and craft a paper snowman, inside where it's warm. The book includes instructions for the snowman craft.

I had the supplies ready for the girls...


...and as soon as we finished the story, they went right to work tracing, and cutting...


...taping...


...coloring...


...and gluing...


...seeds...


...and toothpicks...


...attaching a scarf...






...a stand...


...and even a hat...


...for two complete snowman...


...without mittens or coats required.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

Linked to stART (story + ART) at A Mommy's Adventures.

8 comments:

Phyllis said...

So cute!!

Ticia said...

I love their snowmen! They're so cute.

Christy said...

Fantastic!

Eclectic Education said...

How cute!

Lynn

Blessings! said...

Today we had snowman pnacakes for breakfast and we made paper plate snowmen. I got the idea over at homeschooled-kids.com in her advent calandar. It's been a fun first day of December over all. *smile* Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

Jackie H. said...

Max and Mo are smart! I would much rather stay in the warm house and craft a snowman :) Plus, no extra laundry that way!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Great craft. Anna enjoys this series, but I didn't see this particular book in the library. A perfect craft for your younger ones.

Amanda said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
http://funfamilycrafts.com/paper-snowmen/