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How To Draw a Snowman – Directions by Prep D

These were the instructions I had to follow to demonstrate drawing a snowman with the grades. They basically explained and instructed me the whole way through. This is their words ….(they were very exasperated with me not knowing what to do lol)

  1. you need to do 3 circles a small one, a medium one and a big one. The big one is at the bottom of the page and the other stack up with the small at the top.
  2. Next he needs circle eyes about halfway down the smallest circle.
  3. A carrot nose, that’s a triangle shape.
  4. Do lots of circles for the mouth but not in a straight line needs to curve so he’s smiling.
  5. Stick arms
  6. We had a bit of discussion about whether or not hair or a hat was the best option – solved this one by suggesting students could do whichever they preferred.
  7. 2 circles for buttons in the middle of the medium circle.

After the instructions on drawing the preps did their own snowmen and coloured them using oil pastels ready to put a wash over them next session. Lots of beautiful, unique and colourful snowmen were created.

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Prep students explored oil pastel and wash techniques to create their own snowmen.


The first step was to draw a snowman, we decided it needed 3 circles each one slightly smaller than the first, starting at the bottom of the page. Next we added a face (complete with carrot nose), arms and maybe some buttons or a bow tie, some had hats too.


After the snowman was drawn we needed to colour it in using oil pastel. We had to press very hard to create a barrier so the wash later wouldn’t cover our snowmen. It was hard work to do this bit.


When our snowman was coloured we put down newspaper and made sure our art smocks were on, then we painted over the whole page with blue food dye. We could see if we missed any colouring. This was the best bit of the project..


So…….. Do you want to build a Snowman?


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