Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Iron Craft #23 - Snow Day

This week's challenge:

"I’m hoping to wake up to a world covered in white snow this week. (Yes, I’m one of those people.) I’m dreaming of everything covered in sparkling whiteness. So, your challenge for this week is to make something white. White doesn’t need to be the only color in your project, but it should be prominent. This is a deceptively easy challenge, because there are so many options." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

This challenge was deceptive. I had no idea out of all the things I want to make - what exactly to make in white.

But then the kids had a day off - not an actual snow day, but close enough. On their PD days off school I always plan a craft to do with them. This time we made tissue paper snowmen!

This is a really fun pre-school type craft. We cut out paper from old magazines and used a glue stick to make the snowman shape and the hat.

Then I cut a ton of little squares out of tissue paper.

I used the glue gun to glue on the eyes and pom pom nose.

And then the kids took the eraser end of a pencil, folded a tissue paper square over the end and dipped it in glue that I had poured out on a paper plate. Then they stuck it on the magazine snowman wherever they wanted it.

Lane's is on the left, mine in the middle and Logan's on the right in the above picture.

Then when they were all dry, I glued some pipe cleaner arms onto them. I had to trim the tissue paper around the face of mine because it buried the eyes and nose. Oooops!

Logan decided to make a big blue smile but not cover the rest of the face. Lane probably had the best idea by outlining her face around the edge.

They all turned out super cute! So we decorated our front door with them.

And mine fits into the challenge because it's mostly white. Yay!

Sorry for the rough photos. I should have taken them yesterday when it was sunshiney out. Instead I took them this morning. I would have waited until it got lighter outside, but I promised Lane that I would take her to family centre this morning so I won't be back to do it until way later.

Another craft with the kids became my challenge entry again this week. There seems to be about a zillion PD days and holidays off during this school season, so I'm sure there might be more. These kids seem to never go to school hehehe.

To check out the other Iron Crafters and their creations in white, click over to the Flickr Group.


Just Crafty Enough said...

It does sound like you guys had a great time doing this together. It good to have stuff like this planned for those days off.

This Mom said...

These are adorable! The tissue-paper gluing must have taken a long time though - speaking from experience! I'm looking forward to a covering of snow on the ground to get me into the Christmas spirit...it can all disappear on December 26th though!