Building a snowman is always a favourite winter activity among kids, and we usually do it the same old way: roll three balls, plunk a hat on top, pop on some eyes and a mouth, and done. Well, if you’re looking for a fun, new way to build a snowman this year, here’s a cute idea. We built a whole family of Potato Head Snowmen in the backyard this morning!
The sun was really strong, and the snow was too soft and slushy to build a big snowman like the hooligans were asking for, so I brainstormed for a minute to see if I could come up with and new snowman ideas that might work with the weather we were having. I’m happy to say that I found one that worked VERY well! Potato Heads in the snow!
This turned out to be a terrific alternative to building a big snowman. It’s perfect for when the weather’s not co-operating, or if you’re just looking for a fun activity that your kids can do in the snow.
You could even fill a basin with snow and it would be a great indoor snow activity for those days when it’s too cold to get outside.
On this day, our snow was too wet to make anything larger than the snowballs you see here, but you can bet we’ll be trying this snowman idea on a larger scale when the temperatures are cooler.
What an easy way to make a snowman face if you don’t have buttons and a carrot handy!
I love that this combines two favourite kids’ activities into one. Building Snowmen and Mr. Potato Heads. Gotta love putting a new spin on an old favourite.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.