A large bag of white cotton balls, found in most
all cosmetic departments can be a source of fun winter art projects.
Whether you live in a snowy region or not, your
child can help your home have a winter look by decorating
your windows with cotton balls. Have your child squirt a small amount
of white liquid glue onto a cotton ball and then press the glue
side onto a dry window. Decorating around the edges of the window
makes a winter look without obstructing the view.
Give your child a dark piece of paper. Have her
draw houses or rooftops across the bottom of her picture
using crayons or marking pens. Then give her cotton balls to glue
across the sky making a snowy picture.
SNOWMAN STICK PUPPETS
Have your child glue
two or three cotton balls at the top of a popscicle stick, tongue
depressor or stick. Next, help him decorate
the snowman (or snow woman) with small pieces of colored paper or
felt. Let your child use their puppet to create stories or to hold
up as they sing songs about snow or snowmen.
When we allow children to decide
how they want a project to be, we are allowing them to become
creative problem solvers.