Snowman Photo Ornament Present for Parents November 18 2009

SnowmanPhotoOrnamentScanParents will adore these hand-made snowman photo ornaments. This is an inexpensive and easy gift for parents that will be treasured for years.

Materials:

  • Snowman Photo Ornament template
  • White copy paper
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Photo of each student (You may have extra photos from class pictures that you got from the photographers. Also, sometimes extra classroom pictures are kept in the students cumulative files. Usually one for the file records is pasted in the file for the year, but there may be extra. After checking-in with appropriate people about using it, this is a great way to make use of extra photos.)
  • Yarn or ribbon (for the scarf and to hang from the tree.)
  • Lots of black paper from a hole puncher (3 per student. This will be the coal on the snowman's belly.)
  • Laminating machine (optional)
  • Silver or blue glitter (optional)

Optional: Instead of using the laminating machine, you could use thick white paper or construction paper.

Instructions:

Teacher

  1. Make one copy of the template for each student.

Students

  1. Color the snowman.
  2. Cut out the snowman.
  3. Glue on his gloves and hat. Make sure the hat it on the tip of his head and not set far down, so you can see the photo your teacher will paste inside.
  4. Glue three black circles on his belly to make the coal buttons.
  5. Write your name and date on the back.

Teacher (and Adult Volunteers or Big Buddies, if possible.)

  1. Paste the photo inside the snowman.
  2. Help the students add glitter to the body (optional).

Students

  1. Glue the snowman onto thick white paper. (This will be his back.)
  2. Cut around the snowman being gentle with his hat and gloves. Cut around them, so it's all white on the back side.
  3. Students write on the back with pencil: name, date, grade and teacher's name. (Just in case it gets lost in the halls, or parents want to remember when and where it was made.)

Teacher

  1. Laminate the snowman (optional). If he is not laminated, it's a good idea to put thick tape where the hole punch will be.
  2. Use a hole punch to cut a hole in his hat, so students can string the ornaments. (Depending upon the ages of the children, you could have them do this part.)

Students

  1. Tie yarn or ribbon around the snowman's neck to make a scarf.
  2. String the ornament.