Simple painted snowmen
Use this easy painting technique to create some fun, effective seasonal decorations.
Age Range: 3+
Duration: 1-2 hours
Time Of Day: any time
Category: art & creating
Cut your own or buy a number of wooden discs or counters.
For hanging decorations, drill a hole at the top. Thicker counters can be used for games. In this example we are making counters for tic tac toe.
Sand your counters smooth on one side (or both sides if you’re painting both).
Using weatherproof acrylic paints gives a finish suitable for the outdoors – most other paints should be fine for indoor use.
Alternatively you can use this paint technique on card, pebbles or anything round.
Paint a white body shape that ends about halfway up the disc.
Paint a round white blob on top of the body, for the head. Allow to dry.
Use a black marker for stick arms, buttons, hat & face. Add an orange carrot nose.
Paint in a bright stripy scarf.
Take it further
Use a silver or fine white pen to create falling snowflakes around your snowperson, or use glue and glitter.
Hang snowmen and other seasonal painted counters on string to make a wintery garland.