Mini Monets and Mommies: Winter Snow Painting Art for Kids

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winter Snow Painting Art for Kids

Snow painting isn’t exactly ground-breaking news. This winter art activity is a favorite of many families – including mine! You can squirt food coloring onto the snow, use the melted stuff to make water color paints or even freeze some colorful hues outside on the snow-covered ground.

Art activities

This time we’re making a ‘framed’ artwork and using an outdoor ‘palette’. It’s not a permanent piece that you can hang on your wall (or even the fridge, for that matter). But, you can snap a picture to keep the memory of the abstract artwork alive. If your little artist isn’t in to the whole abstract thing, let her make whatever she wants. A snow landscape, a beachy sea scene or a painting of her pet cat. Really, anything goes – as long as it’s in the snow!
Kids' art

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Snow, snow and more snow

·        Food coloring – Be careful, it will stain fabric. So, if you have concerns, don’t let your child try tis wearing her brand new white snowsuit (even though it’s bound to get dirty almost immediately anyway).

·        Sticks or twigs

·        Spoons

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Dig a few small holes in the snow with a spoon.

2.     Drip food coloring into each hole.

3.     Stir the color around, mixing it with the snow.

Snow paint

4.     Create an outline with the sticks – this will be the frame.
Kids' activities

5.     Spoon the colorful snow into the picture space. Your child can mix it, mash it, layer it or make a picture with it.
Paint play

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  1. I'm waiting on snow to try this, but it seems like it will never come.

    1. It's so much fun. I will gladly give you some of ours!

  2. Great idea! And if its to cold inside, you can always take the snow inside to play :-)

    1. Thanks! That's true. It's been so cold here, staying out long enough to paint just isn't possible.

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