Saturday, 18 February 2012


This art project was based on the book Snowmen At Night by Caralyn Buehner.  It was an activity we did with our Grade 4 Big Buddy class.  To encourage the little ones to make their snowmen big enough, we started by giving them circle templates to trace the outline of their snowman shape.  White chalk was then used to make a thick shade of white on the inside of the snowman shape.  Using their fingers to rub and spread the chalk towards the center of the circle shapes gave the snowmen some dimension.  Oil pastels were then used to draw and colour on scarves, hats, faces, and snowflakes. 

Grade One Snowmen


  1. I really like this and want to try it with my grade ones. When you did the black outlining, was that with oil pastel too? Do you do it before or after the other colours?

    1. Thanks for your questions. Yes, it was black oil pastel and we used it to outline everything after all the other colouring was completed.



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