So, I know it has been a long time since this post, but here is the second part of our snowman series for the 1st graders. First, we gave the students blue paper and taught them how to draw a snowman to fill the page. I found it worked really well to give them a roll of masking tape to trace for the bottom section of the snowman and then let them free-hand the rest. Next, we drew a vertical line down the middle of the snowman and a horizontal across the page and traced the whole drawing with white glue (one of my favorite techniques.)
The next day, we talked about posative and negative shapes and colored our snowmen in the following checkerboard pattern in oil pastel. The students needed to chose a cool color and white. Sort of an interesting process, but turned out nicely.