The kids started by painting an 11x14 canvas solid blue.
My pre-student teacher came back to visit and helped paint feet one day during centers.
After these dried, students came over during centers one day and wrote "Let It Snow" with a pencil (which I then traced with a silver Sharpie Paint Pen) and added details to their snowmen. A paintbrush was used to make the hats then the back end of a brush dipped in the paint was used to make the eyes and mouth. Last, students used a thin brush to make the orange carrot nose.
The last step was using a q-tip to add snow to our painting. Below is an example of the finished project.
This project takes a few days with drying time, so it is best to start early. I started about 2 weeks before winter break. Fevers and vomiting were running rampant through our building, so I took into account absences.
The kids wrote their name and the year on a large shipping label and put it on the back of the canvas. They then wrapped their canvas (with some help) with brown bulletin board paper and attached a homemade card and a bow.
What do your students make for a parent gift?