Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sensory Snowmen

This idea was submitted by Rachel Munoz, CTRS in San Diego, CA.  She found it on Pinterest and it was originally posted here.  According to Rachel, this would be a great sensory activity, especially with kids who have never seen snow or older adults to reminisce about snow.  Really, it would be perfect for an art therapy group anytime during the winter!

Shaving cream
Elmer's glue
Cardstock (blue, black, brown, orange)
Ribbon (for the scarf)

Mix equal parts shaving cream and Elmer's glue.  The mixture dries puffy as seen in the picture.  Have patients "paint" or spread the mixture with their fingers to create their own snowman on blue cardstock.  Before the mixture dries, add cardstock piece that have previously been cut out to form the eyes, nose, mouth, hat and arms.  Add the ribbon for the scarf.

 Thanks again, Rachel!  What a fun idea!!

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