Dec 11, 2013

Sticker Snowmen Art Trading Cards



Students can learn how to make their snowmen come to “life” by altering where the face and buttons are placed on the body. The fact that they can easily do this all with stickers and markers makes it even more fun.
1. Cut lots of cool colored paper into the ATC size: 2.5" x 3.5". Students start by cutting a white 1.5" x 4" mailing label in half the long way, and apply to bottom of the card. The card is turned over and excess is trimmed.
2. A 1" Avery mailing label sticker is used for the bottom circle. Two 3/4" mailing labels stickers are used for the top two.
3. Students draw the snowman face arms and buttons with an Ultra Fine Point black Sharpie marker. They are encouraged to find a different pose for each card. The nose is colored with an orange marker and the hat is colored black.
4. Snow dots are added, if desired, with a white poster paint marker. Cards are kept in a 9 trading card plastic sleeve. Story telling would be another great use of this kind of layout. My students had some of their snowmen get progressively more melted, so clever!

6 comments:

kel cord said...

I love this idea! I am going to do it with my grade 3 art class. Thanks for posting :)

Sue Marrazzo said...

Snowmen are always happy and FUN!
This is really a sweet project :0)

rm mc said...

Super cute!! Looking forward to trying this with my class!

Joy said...

What a great project! I am adding this to our weekend list! Thank you so much. I also keep a blog and have a Free Winter Coloring Book Printable. Pop over and download it if you too are looking for a new project. Thank you for your great ideas! ~ Joy

http://www.conversationswithhank.com/printables/

Leeanne said...

What a wonderful site!! Wondering if you used some kind of paper punch for the circles and if so, what kinds?

Kathy Barbro said...

I used round mailing stickers that you can find at Staples. They usually come in at least 2 sizes. I've yet to find a really small circle punch, although I suppose I may just not know about them yet.