The following was written by editor Kara Fleck.
Thanks to a snowy winter so far, this has been the season of the snowman at the Fleck house. Not every snowfall has produced ideal snowman making conditions, but when that special “packing” snow hits, it is a safe bet that the kids and I will be outside creating.
It has become a tradition that orphaned mittens and gloves and outgrown hats become part of our family’s Snowman Kit: a collection of props that are dedicated to snow people creations. My kids will tell you that extra large colored buttons are essential components of the snowman kit, too.
With our kit, the addition of some sticks for arms, and the fresh snow outside, we’re all set for snowman building fun!
Here are some ideas for putting together your own snowman kit:
The Basic Snowman Kit
- orphaned mittens, gloves
- large buttons
- hats (knit caps, baseball caps)
Just add fresh carrots for noses and you’re all set.
Beyond the Basics
If you would like to take things above and beyond, and get a little silly, here are some other suggestions for a kit that goes beyond the basics:
- costume jewelry
- fancy hats (the thrift store is a good source for these)
- old swimsuits
- wax lips (picked up around Halloween)
Having a Snowman Kit on hand means that when the right kind of snow hits and conditions are perfect for creating, our family is ready to play!
What suggestions do you have for a snowman building kit?
This post was sponsored by Oak Meadow, offering creative, complete, and well-rounded homeschooling curriculum to families since 1975. You can see sample lessons and find out more about their curriculum and school at the Oak Meadow website.