These little cards were a combination of ideas that came from Stephanie over at Falling Into First and a project I have used for years.
I ended up only using four fingers for the snowmen, and I put them onto a card that had a blue wash background. The students then decorated them as snowmen using Sharpies.
I also had to modify the poem at the last minute because of the number 4, so it was not as fancy as the one that Stephanie used. However, it was okay, and the students pasted it inside the card and added a message of their own as well.
These ornaments were made from old light bulbs. Unfortunately, it was a mad rush at the end of the day to get them wrapped and sent home, so I didn't get any final photos of them.
The students started with a light bulb that had a piece of Christmas ribbon tied around the top of it. They painted the light bulbs blue and then we hung them up to dry. (Thanks for the clothing rack idea, Stephanie!) Later on, they painted on snowmen with a brush. (We tried a sample with the painted fingers, like Stephanie used for her ornaments, but because of the shape, it didn't work very well.)
The final result looked really cute and the students were happy to take them home to put on their trees.