If you’re stuck inside with the kids because of winter weather conditions, keep busy creating a fun snowman craft, using potatoes as stamps!
We’ve been getting a fair amount of snow here lately in the mountains. When that happens, I love to just stay indoors most of the day and keep cozy and warm by the fire. I’m a wimp when it comes to cold! Ha! With the kids off school for winter break, I like to help keep them occupied with fun things to do, because the alternative is video games all day.
They love building real snowman outside and then come in frozen, ready for hot chocolate, topped with marshmallows. When their hands are nice and thawed, they like to pull out the craft supplies and get started making cute things.
So we decided that cut potatoes were the perfect-shaped object to use as stamps for snowmen! The kids had a great time dipping and pressing them onto the blue cardstock background.
We even cut real twigs from our vine outside to use as arms! Q-tips worked perfectly as round “paint brushes” to add snowflakes, buttons, hats, noses, and eyes.
Various sized potatoes, cut in half
Instructions: Use your potatoes to dip and stamp the snowmen bodies onto the cardstock. My kids decided to make a family of snowmen. Glue on twigs for arms and use Q-tips to paint on snowflakes in the sky and snowmen hats, faces, scarves, and buttons. Allow to dry and display around the house for all to see!
I just love watching my kids get creative. This is the perfect winter’s day kids’ craft!
I just adore my kids’ art masterpieces and have special locations around the house where we showcase them.
This is a cute, simple-to-make project with supplies that you probably already have on-hand!
Happy crafting with kids!