Just a few mornings ago we went to bed with snow flurries in the air and woke up to a BIG SNOWY DAY. It was the perfect kind of snowy day too – tons of fresh snow and not very cold or windy. A great day to be outside! Sammy had been waiting for the snow to build with, jump in, and slide on. Madeline – my little crafter – had been waiting to make snow painting for kids.
Snow painting for kids is a fun winter activity for my wee ones. It is a great way to enjoy the snow in a bit of a quieter manner. Last year we loved to spray paint the snow (with water and food colouring in a spray paint bottle). This year, Madeline thought of a different way to do some snow painting – using an eye dropper
This snow painting for kids activity has the potential to be not as messy too! Not that it really matters because you are outside anyways. We did snow painting on the deck, but it could be done anywhere – even with some snow on a cookie sheet as a canvas.
This activity is so very easy and requires only water and food colouring. We did some colour mixing, which is always fun, and made 8 different colours. Using eye droppers was a nice idea because the snow painting could be much more detailed.
Madeline and her friend (who ended up being with us for a sleep over on the big snowy night – and therefore snowed in with us for the next day!) made many Christmas-y snow paintings: Santa, Christmas trees, candy canes, and some snow writing too!
The kids had fun playing with the snow and the paint. They tried sprinkling snow over their pictures to make the painting look fainter, adding water to make the paint bleed, and even tried some 3D painting (I think we will do a whole different post on that adventure!)
It really is the simple things! Snow painting for kids has to be one of the very easiest crafts there is – and it always holds my wee ones attention for so very long. And the creativity is amazing too!
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