I wanted to make something different this year for our first grade Christmas project. After searching Pinterest, I decided to make a snowman soup can.
You will need:
- empty, clean cans
- matte white spray paint
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- large pompoms
- material for a scarf (approximately 1″x16″)
- orange foam (you can find this at the Dollar Tree)
- black acrylic paint
Step 1: If you are making these for your entire class you will want to give yourself some time to collecting empty, clean soup cans (preferably the ones that have been opened with a can opener vs. the pop off top).
Step 2: Use matte white spray paint to paint all of the cans. I used an indoor/outdoor paint and put on about 3-4 layers to ensure it was completely covered.
Step 3: Use Aleene’s Tacky Glue to glue on two pompoms for the “earmuffs.”
Step 4: Use Aleene’s Tacky Glue to glue on the scarf, then tie a knot.
Step 5: Cut a small triangle out of orange foam for the nose.
Step 6: Use black acrylic paint to give your snowman 2 eyes and a mouth. I had the students use the end of a paintbrush to dot on the paint.
Step 7: My husband used a drill to put two holes near the earmuffs for the wire. (NOTE TO SELF: Put the holes in before painting & gluing on the pompoms.
Step 8: Use wire to create the headpiece of the earmuffs.
What I love about this project is that each snowman is unique and all of the students could do the entire project. I did have to help some students tie the knot on the scarf…but other than that, they kids did all the work. The wire and some of the cans still have sharp edges, so please make sure to warn students and parents to NOT put their hand inside the can.