Can you believe it’s already that time to starting thinking about parent gifts? I found these cute wood slices at Hobby Lobby and just knew I wanted to use them for our gifts this year. They’re really simple to make and take less than 10 minutes.
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Supplies you’ll need
Wood slices – I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the wood section, they come in a bag.
Craft paint – light blue, white, black and orange
Twine or ribbon
Hot glue gun
Sandpaper – you may or may not need this depending on how rough or smooth your wood slices are
First, make sure that your wood slices are smooth enough. If not, sand them a bit so they’re not so rough. The painting will go on much smoother and easier for the kids.
Using the white paint, have the students paint a half circle.
Next, fill in the rest of the wood slice with the light blue.
Let it dry for just a minute or two at this point depending on how much paint the students used. When it’s dry enough, have the students use the orange paint to make a triangle nose on the snowman.
For the eyes and the mouth, they will use the opposite end of the paint brush. Have them dip it in the black paint and dab on the eyes and mouth.
Lastly, they add the white snow in using the same method as the eyes and mouth with the white paint.
To hang them, cut 3 inches of twine or ribbon and hot glue it to the back of the wood slice and they’re done! All of them will look different and that’s the best part!
I knew I also wanted to have a fingerprint ornament, so we made those too. You’ll follow basically all the same steps, using the same color paints.
Paint the wood slice blue. Let it dry a bit. Have the student use their pinky to make the snowman and add in the extra little details like the other ornament.
They’re both so cute, it’s hard to choose which is my favorite. If you make them I’d love for you to share on my Facebook page, Primary Playground.