Creative

Melting Snowmen

by Amy Collins June 8, 2018

Build a snowman and watch it melt, all from the comfort of your classroom.

You will need…

  • Two F1 Gratnells trays
  • Gratnells insert to organise resources (buttons, googly eyes, tinsel, pipe cleaners, etc.)
  • Coloured paper
  • White paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Buttons (ours are from EDX Education)
  • Straws

What to do…

  • Squirt two blobs of white paint onto a piece of paper in a tray
  • Use straws to blow the paint out and make it look like melted snow
  • Decorate your snowman with googly eyes and buttons, or give it a nose and scarf
  • Be sure to hold your painting up so that the paint begins to move and your snowman looks even more melted!
  • As there is a lot of paint on the paper, these pieces may take longer than usual to dry. Make sure you leave them to try on a flat surface, rather than upright, to avoid paint dripping.

As always, art projects in Gratnells trays minimise mess and give each child or small group a smaller, more personal work station.

Health & Safety

As with all Gratnells What’s In My Tray activities, you should carry out your own risk assessment prior to undertaking any activities with children.