My children enjoy using snow paint A LOT. To tell the truth, I probably love it just as much as they do, since it keeps them busy for hours, doesn’t require a special trip to the store, and costs almost nothing! It has been really cold here lately (we’re talking below zero for the high), so when we had a high of 30 the other day, it was time to get outside!
Whipping up some snow paint and heading into the white fluff was the perfect way to celebrate the warm (?) day! The kids had been asking to play outside for the last (frigid) week, with my two-year old telling me “it’s not cold out!” so they were super-excited to get out of the house and into the snow! I do my best to watch out for “teachable moments,” and this activity offers the perfect opportunity to talk about and experiment with how colors mix and change into different ones! Ready to try it out? Here we go!
Super-Simple Snow Paint
For this project, you will need:
Squirt bottles or spray bottles (I use the squirt kind for little hands, whereas spray would probably be better for older kids.)
Pour water into each bottle and add the desired amount of food coloring to each. You will probably need at least 5-6 drops per bottle to get some really nice “paint” colors. Tighten on the cap snugly and give it a little shake (be sure it’s closed first!). That’s literally it; you are now ready to paint the snow! 🙂
You can make some pretty neat creations with snow and this simple, two-ingredient paint; my husband once helped our son make a HUGE “snowman” of BB-8 (a droid from the new “Star Wars” movie) using rocks and paint, and it was pretty epic! I would love to see some photos of your creations on the Facebook page; head over here to share the fun! I’ll start with a photo of our giant droid – as soon as I can find it! 🙂
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