Do you wanna build a snowman?!?
Well more precisely paint one….or eat one. We had a crafting day yesterday as the weather was miserable.
My mummy prepared all the paints and materials while I watched Frozen for the millionth time! I also needed to get inspiration for my snowman artwork!
We used plain blue paper, white, black and orange paints, PVA glue, silver glitter and….marshmallows! Yes, you heard me right – little floaters! The ones you put in hot chocolate and epic big ones that we usually toast over an open fire.
We smothered with white paint on the paper with 3 great big splodges and stuck the marshmallows down with a mixture of paint and glue. I kept eating our supply of marshmallows though!!
It was very messy but enjoyable. I think you’d agree that our masterpieces look quite good! I had particularly good fun painting my hands and face…who needs a canvas when you have your body eh?
It’s a really simple craft and toddlers love to snack and paint at the same time!! The textures of the marshmallows are lovely and squishy! We’ve hung up our artwork as a Christmas display to show off to the rest of the family! I like to think mine are abstract works of art! Hehe!
Which one is your favourite snowman?
Love Bella x
50 thoughts on “Do you wanna build a snowman?”
A lovely idea for a crafty morning, I rather like the one that is sliding around like a melting snowman! A very Merry Christmas to you, I’m sure it will be magical in your household and I look forward to hearing all about it.
Fab idea for having an extra fun painting session! Tricky to choose a favourite but I suppose the one on the bottom left! Happy Christmas to you all 🙂 #LetKidsBeKids
Very cute snowmen. I love how different they all are. Merry Christmas! X
I think I would really just want to eat all those marshmallows! Great craft ideas and awesome pics #pointshoot
Aww thanks! Yes we ate a lot of marshmallows!!
What a lovely morning. My fav is definitely the marshmallows who can beat crafting and eating?
Aw, fab pictures, what lovely artwork for Christmas.
Thanks for sharing #LetKidsbeKids
I think they are all fabulous! However the one that stands out the most to me is the melting one with the large orange nose and glitter sprinkled in it. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. Xx #WotW
These look brillaint!!
What a lovely festive activity and your son looks really proud of his work. Merry y Christmas X #PoontandShoot
They look amazing! I can’t wait to get started doing art and crafty stuff with Toby xx #pointshoot
I love the snowman in the second photo down and I think it is far better than many so called works of art in art galleries. A friend and I went to one such exhibition a couple of days ago and decided a toddler could have done better! Happy New Year #PointShoot
Wow what great pictures! Awesome work! Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x
Super cute! My little one made a snowman craft similar at Preschool but we didn’t make it home before all the marshmallows were gone :O 🙂
What a brilliant idea these are amazing I’m hoping this year my little one will be old enough we can do something fun like this x
Thanks Danielle 🙂 they are really fun to do x
These are all SOOO cool! I especially love the one with the massive marshmallow tummy! What gorgeous decorations for the house, so cute! #SharingtheBlogLove
I like the creativity by using marshmallows. I remember always having to use cotton wool too! Very nice snowmen Isabella x
Now those are some awesome looking snowmen! I love the different ideas to create them.
I love the marshmallow snowman, Christmas is the best time to get crafty!
What lovely creations! Love the idea of using the marshmallows too!
Ah I love this, I just wish mess didn’t ruin it for me lol and marshmallows not too sure they would make it to the table *blush*
Let’s just say that a lot of them didn’t make it to the paintings!! 😉
I love this! What a fantastic craft idea! I love the guy with the longest carrot nose! He’s cool, he looks like he’s melting! XD
Brilliant craft idea, they all look brilliant. I am looking forward to doing crafts for Christmas soon
These are brilliant. I particularly like the marshmallow one, I’ve not seen it before and it’s very effective. Just need to work out how I stop them eating the marshmallows! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove X
They came out so good, such lovely snowmen x
These are super cute! I think I might try this for our Christmas cards – no worries about my son eating the marshmallows, he’s not a fan! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
What a great way to keep the children entertained on a rubbish day! Love the marshmallow idea!
That’s brilliant; I would never have thought of using marshmallows for a snowman but it gives it a great 3D effect – well done! Thanks for the tip! #Sharingthebloglove x
All of the above look absolutely amazing and tasty lol. -!: what a fun activity to do indeed
These snowman crafts are so effective. I love the marshmallow one the most! xxx
Love these snowmen creations. Wish we could do ours.
aw what a lovely idea for crafts to do with the kids will have to give this a try
Awwwh the finished products look great!!! How cute are they and what a lovely family activity! I think my boys would definitley enjoy some messy fun!!
What a lovely idea and I love that they’re all different as well x
What a super idea, my girls would love to do this although I bet they would eat all the marshmallows before they started making the picture.
What a brilliant idea and such a fun activity to do together, I love being creative with my little girl but hadn’t come up with an idea for a Xmas themed session. We used leaves last month which went down a treat! I’ll have to try this out but couldn’t guarantee the marshmellows would last longer then 5 minutes! Also I love all the paintings but the Olaf one is super cute!!
Awww this was cute and looks like fun I personally would have eaten all the marshmallows and the snowman would have been half complete lol…
So cute! I’ll definitely be doing this with my little brother when I return home for Christmas – he’ll love it!
Those marshmallows are huge! I’ve never seen ones that big before!? Looks like fun 🙂 #sharingthebloglove
They are special roasting marshmallows 🙂
These look great, I would never had thought of using marshmallows! #SharingTheBlogLove
Oh WOW, I absolutely adore this idea, I can’t wait until little D is big enough to try this on!
What a fab idea! We’ve got loads of marshmallows in the cupboard from a baking project that I over-bought for. I think this little activity might be making an appearance in the not-too-distant future! Thanks for sharing #sharingthebloglove
This is so cool. I love the way that you’ve incorporated marshmallows into the design. And you look like you’re having so much fun. Maybe in a few months there’ll be enough snow to build the real thing 🙂 #sharingthebloglove
These are great! I know we would have eaten far more marshmallows that ever made it one to the paper!
As we live in the Arizona desert, my daughter is obsessed with snow and snowmen… she will love this! #SharingtheBlogLove
This looks like so much fun!
I know Hayden would love to do this – We will switch the marshmellows for cotton balls thought. He’ll want to eat them all LOL
Thanks so much for sharing hunny.
Love these! x #SharingtheBlogLove