We’ve done posts like this before: a book and a craft! You can do the craft without reading the book of course, but sometimes it makes it more fun for the kids to have a book to go along with what they’re making. During the long winter months, we also look for activities to take up a little more time when stuck indoors, so pairing a story with a craft does just that. Today we’re sharing an easy egg carton snowman craft along with one of our favorite winter books: A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson.
A Loud Winter’s Nap is one of our favorite winter books. I like it because when we are feeling a little cabin fever and hoping for spring to come, we can read this and think “winter isn’t so bad after all”. Winter can be a lot of fun. I ordered it on Amazon for about $3 last winter. It’s also one I always see in the kids Scholastic Book orders.
For the craft, we made an Easy Egg Carton Snowman. It’s really easy to little hands to make and for slightly older kids, they like a snowman that they can then use as winter decor in their room.
Project Supply list:
- A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson
- Egg carton
- cotton balls
- Black and orange paper (or color white paper black and orange)
- Google eyes (optional)
Directions: Cut the egg carton into pieces so that there are 3 egg spots together (you’ll get 4 per carton). Then, let the children fill each spot with 2 or 2 cotton balls. We pulled them a part a little to make it look more like real snow. You can fill the bottom of the carton with a little glue, but it’s not totally necessary. Then we decorated the snowman and made him a face, hat and some buttons.
Have a happy winter day!