3-D Snowmen Scene

2192 Use modeling material and tools to create a wonder-filled winter scene.


  • To use the imagination as a source for symbolic expression
  • To practice a variety of methods of observation from different points of view while exploring spatial relationships

Before You Start: Gather materials needed: Air-dry modeling material in assorted colors, modeling tools, paper plates and miscellaneous embellishments.

Let's Get Started! Step 1. Distribute the paper plates and modeling material amongst the children. Allow them to become familiar with how the material works.

Step 2. Demonstrate how to build a snowman using the material. Encourage the children to do likewise and build a winter scene around their snowman.

Step 3. Use different colors of modeling material to create different parts of the snowman, such as a hat and carrot nose. Mix colors if necessary to enhance the look of the winter scene. Alternatively, use all-white air-dry modeling material and paint color and details onto your snowman and your scene.

Step 4. Add embellishments to the snowman and the surrounding scene.

Furthermore: Modeling material will need to sit for 24 hours to completely harden. You may wish to split this activity over two days; the first for modeling the clay, the second for any painting or decorating of the winter scenes.

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