Winter weather has got a lot of people stuck inside. Have fun with this neat craft that becomes a fun game. Take an empty plastic container, I used a sour cream container, self adhesive craft foam, and cotton balls. If you don’t have self adhesive craft foam you can glue craft foam or construction paper on. Another option is to sponge paint the container with a square piece of sponge and white paint.
Cut a hole in the bottom of the plastic container. Then cut out a piece of black craft foam for the door and stick it to the container. Next, use a dull pencil to make squares and rectangles. The more variation of sizes, the better. Cut the shapes and have your kids adhere them to the container. I told my 3 year old to try to keep them like squares and not turn them like diamonds. He understood completely and did a great job! He covered the container and made one fine looking igloo!
Now for the game part. There are so many options with this. You are only limited by your imagination. We tossed cotton balls in the top to see how many we could make. Then we counted out how many we got in. We played again, but this time recited the alphabet as we threw each cotton ball (getting progressively louder with each letter until we were shouting – not intended, but made it fun). You can make two igloos and challenge each other. Like I said, the possibilities are endless. Have fun and try it.
What is the most unusual thing you have made out of snow?