We rarely have snow in this part of Southern California. Lately, the temperature has been in the sixties and seventies. The Sugar Snaps love snowmen which are throughout the house in our Winter decor. I wanted them to experience a snowman activity that felt cold to the touch. We have done pulled cotton snowmen in the past which is fun but lacks the chilly sensory experience. I save all our egg cartons for crafts and activities and, as I gazed at one of the egg cartons, I envisioned a frozen snowman. I was not sure if it would work or not. Luckily, it did.
- Recycled Foam Egg Carton (or Ice Cube tray)
- 5 Raisins
- 1 Small piece of carrot cut in a triangular shape
This is about as easy as it gets. As you can see from the picture below, add water to the ice cube tray and then drop the raisins and carrot in position for the snowman. Freeze until solid and then pop out the cubes and arrange on a plate for a fun snowman activity. If you wish, you can put the pieces on a plate out of order (or sideways) so that your little ones can put the snowman together like a puzzle. The Sugar Snaps were instantly in love with our frozen snowman. They played with him until he melted away.