This project is so very cute but I must warn you, it’s easy to get carried away-I did. The original idea came from http://www.thatartistwoman.org/2010/11/family-snowman-portraits.html.
You will need:
8X10″ canvas for up to a family of 5
9X12″ canvas for larger families
White and baby blue acrylic paint
Sponges that you cut into descending round shapes
Cardstock in various colors, felt, pom poms, small buttons or other adornments you happen to have.
Have children use a paintbrush to paint baby blue above the line. Allow to dry 45 minutes or so. Place white paint onto a plate and using a sponge applicator, pounce the white paint below the line.
Day 2: Put white paint onto paper plate. Using the sponges cut into circle shapes in descending order, have child dip sponge into paint and place onto canvas to make snowman. Make one snowman for each member of the family. Some children wanted to add their dogs so I cut out a dog shape from one sponge.
Day 3: Now using tacky glue, add hats, scarves, ties, mittens, buttons, ear muffs, and any other adornments you would like.
You can seal it with Mod Podge and then an acrylic sealer. I also put a sawtooth hanger on the back.
Note: “Pouncing” the paint creates texture which looks like snow. Also you can sprinkle glitter onto the snow and snowmen but don’t sprinkle glitter where you will be painting faces. It’s difficult to draw through the glitter.