Second graders created snowmen using tempera paint and oil pastel. First they scoured the room for circles to trace! I put out a few good candidates — rolls of tape, yogurt containers, and condiment cups — but students were welcome to find anything round in the room that fit on the paper. We discussed why snowmen would have different-sized circles (the base needs to be large and stable enough to support the rest of the snow!). After students found and traced their circles, they used white tempera paint to add the snow. After the paint dried, students used oil pastels and other tempera colors to add details to their snowmen and their backgrounds.