3D Snowmen Scene - Use modeling material and tools to create a wonder-filled winter scene.

3D Snowmen Scene 1 Hour
An Activity for School-Age Children

Goals:
  • 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 Begin:

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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