Thursday, January 13, 2011

stART ~ The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.

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This week we read The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, by Shirley Neitzel.  This is a cute cumulative rhyming story about a little boy who first puts on all of his snow gear and then has to take it off.  Emily especially likes the rebus pictures that help her help me tell the story.  This books was perfect since we spent the day snowed in after we got another 8 inches of snow over night.  Instead of putting on all of our snow gear to go outside where it was way to cold for us, we made some snowmen out of shaving cream and glue.

First I mixed an equal amount of shaving cream and white glue together to form the base of the snowman.  This is the same puffy paint mixture that we used for our Puffy Paint Ghosts.

IMG_7125 Emily used her fingers to paint a snowman shape with the puffy paint.  After she had the outline she went back and added more until it was covered in white.

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I gave Emily all different supplies to decorate her snowman with.  Foam hats and noses, beans, buttons, fabric and wiggly eyes.

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Can you tell that she was enjoying this project?!?!

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I love the little black beans that she added for the mouth.

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Emily’s finished Snowmen.  The big one with the blue buttons is Daddy and the little one with the pink and green buttons is Emily.

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There was plenty of Puffy Paint left and it looked like so much fun that I made my own Snowmen!  First I made the big one which Emily decided was me so then I had to make a little one for Juliette who was actually taking a nap during this project.

19 comments:

Martianne said...

Looks like being snowed in and playing with shaving cream as a book connected art experience are in season. We did, too.

Enjoy the snow...

Discovering Montessori said...

I love how you guys made your snowmen, the book sounds great. Thank you for sharing.

littlewondersdays said...

This is such a cute project. I like how you used a muffin tin to hold the add ons.

Our Homeschool Fun said...

I've never heard of this book title--so thank you!

Emily's snowmen are adorable! I love the buttons.

Debbie said...

Emily's snowmen are beautiful, I love the way she decorated them!

Michelle said...

Your snowmen turned out great! :)

Michelle said...

Great snowmen project. We're offering up a snowman craft today too. I'm so excited that I was together enough to be able to link up this week. Thanks for hosting!

Brimful Curiosities said...

So many buttons! I've never tried to craft anything using shaving cream. Sounds fun!

Christy said...

I still haven't tried this kind of puffy paint. We made salt paint snowmen this week, and we got quite a bit of snow too. Emily looks so happy creating her snowman!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the muffin tin supply holder. The snowman is so cute.

joyceandnorm said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

SnoopyGirl said...

Very cute! We made snowmen too this week. I love snowmen and winter!

Charlene said...

We love using puffy paint! It has such a cool effect! I have that same muffin tin (from Target). Love the snowmen!

Jenny said...

I love that she made "Daddy and Emily." We'll have to buy some puffy paint. I don't think they've ever used that.

Elle Belles Bows said...

I love how you placed the buttons for the project in the snowflake muffin tin. Fun idea! Kerri

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and inviting me over! I'm your newest follower! :) Clearly, great minds think alike! ;)

Michelle said...

What a fun sensory experience! Cute snowmen too. :-)

LitLass said...

I love all four snowmen!

Deborah said...

This is one of my absolute favorite winter books!

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