Bird's-Eye View Snowmen: Easy Art Project

Hello friends!
Today I want to share a really cute art project that my 5th graders did this week. In art class, we discussed perspective and looked an examples of a "bird's eye" or aerial view of things. Then we set to work creating a snowman from a bird's-eye view:
Aren't they cute?!?
I found the idea on Pinterest - where else? :)

Here's a step-by-step of our project (picture heavy!)
We passed out the supplies:
Each student got a piece of paper, some watercolors, pastels, and a baggie filled with white paper for the snowballs, scrapbook paper for the scarf, brown paper for the arms, and an orange scrap for the carrot nose.
Then the students drew all over their paper with a white crayon.
Yes, white crayon on white paper.
They drew snowflakes, swirls, and flurries.
Then they used blue watercolors to paint over the entire page, creating the background of our artwork: 
We set the backgrounds to dry: 
And got to work creating our snowmen: 
We then took pastels, traced around the outside, and rubbed around the edges of each snow ball: 
We layered the snowballs, putting a small square of cardboard between each layer to add depth: 
And voila!
 Here's the bulletin board:
 It was a fun and easy project that the kids thoroughly enjoyed!

I;m linking the idea up with my friend, Joanne, from "Head Over Heels for Teaching"

Pop over to her page to see other motivating ideas!


  1. Ah, so adorable! Bet the kids had a lot of fun creating these!

  2. These are so stinkin' cute! I love them! My students unfortunately don't get art class. I'm trying to squeeze in a few projects throughout the year though. I will be pinning this idea for sure!

    Forever in Fifth Grade


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