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Snow Makes a Great Canvas!

What does an artsy mom do to keep her kids busy on snowy winter days? You guessed it! Send them outside to play and create.

Here are some of our favorite snow painting art projects from the world wide web!

 

Squirt Bottle Snow Paint from The Sits Girls.

http://www.thesitsgirls.com/diy/diy-snow-paint/
squirt bottle painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Snow Paint from Growing a Jeweled Rose.

http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/12/magic-snow-paint.html

baking soda snow paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kool-Aid Snow Paint from Growing a Jeweled Rose

http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/02/kool-aid-snow-paint.html

kool aid snow paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Paints from Simple Play Ideas.

http://www.simpleplayideas.com/painting-snow

snow paints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Action Painting from Living the Teaching Life.

http://livingtheteachinglife.blogspot.com/2013/02/snow-painting.html

action snow painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Painting with Markers from How Wee Learn.

http://www.howweelearn.com/snow-painting-markers-water/

marker snow paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Paint from Happy Hooligans.

http://happyhooligans.ca/snow-painting-cbc-kids/

snow paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need more ideas? Click here to check out our winter Pinterest board for tons of creative outdoor art ideas that are perfect for a wintry day.


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Holiday Snow Globe Art Project

One of the most treasured holiday decorations is the snow globe, and what way to make it even more memorable than by creating your very own? This easy-to-make snow globe is a fun and creative way to get your kids involved in the holiday decorating, and will be a memorable keepsake for years to come.

Art Kidbit: The History of Snow Globes

220px-snow-globe-clipart-svgWe don’t know exactly when the first snow globe, or snow dome, was made, but they appear to date back to the early 1800s in France. They used to be made from heavy lead glass placed over a ceramic figure, filled with water and sealed. The snow was bone chips or pieces of porcelain, sand or even sawdust.

snow-globe-suppliesMaterials Needed:

  • Plastic or Glass Jar with Lid
  • Plastic Figurine
  • Florist Clay
  • Greenery and/or Flowers (2-4 Sprigs)
  • 2-4 Different Colors of Glitter
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick
  • Yellow, Blue, White, and Red Model Magic®. (NOTE: The yellow and blue can be mixed to create green.)
  • School Glue

 

Directions:

  • snow-globe-step-1Select a figurine for inside the globe. Then, using half of the florist clay, attach the figure to the inside of the jar lid. Make sure the florist clay wraps around the feet or bottom of the figurine. (NOTE: Make sure not to cover the threads of the lid or the jar will not seal properly.)
  • snow-globe-step-2With the second half of the florist clay, add some greenery to the inside of the lid around your figurine. Preview what it will look like by putting the jar over the top. Make sure the greenery does not touch the edges of the jar.
  • snow-globe-step-3Carefully fill the jar with cold water to about ¼” below the top rim. If it’s too full it will spill over, but if it is not full enough your will have an air pocket inside of the globe.
  • Sprinkle some glitter (approx. 1 small palm full) into the jar.
  • snow-globe-step-6Screw the lid onto the jar and crank tight.
  • To ensure that the water doesn’t leak out, use your hot glue gun to seal the lid to the jar. A small bead of glue around the seal will do the trick.
  •  snow-globe-step-8snow-globe-step-7Now it’s time to decorate the outside of your snow globe! Get out the Model Magic and create a coil (or snake). Wrap the coil around the rim of the jar’s lid and attach it with a line of school glue. Remember, yellow and green Model Magic can be combined to create green.
  • snow-globe-step-9With more Model Magic, create patterns and extra details to go on top of the coil. These can be placed directly on top of the coil, there is no need for school glue.
  • Ta-Da! Your snow globe is complete! Shake it by gently tipping it up and down. (NOTE: The figurines may come unstuck if it is shaken too hard.)

 

 

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Snowflake Art Projects for Kids

It’s cold, wet, white and oh-so-fun! Every snowflake is a unique masterpiece, and great inspiration for tons of fun art projects! Here are some of our favorites from the World Wide Web…

 

Bleeding Tissue Paper Snowflakes from thepinterestedparent.com.

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Salt and Watercolor Snowflake Art from mpmschoolsupplies.com

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Watercolor and Oil Pastel Resist Snowflakes from artycraftykids.com

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Snowflake Quilt from b-inspiredmama.com

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Radial Paper Relief Snowflakes from artwithmrsnguyen.com

radial-paper-releif-snowflake

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Star Wars Snowflakes from mattersofgrey.com

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camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
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Snow Makes a Great Canvas!

Get Outside Now Before It All Melts!

It’s early March and it’s a toasty -5 degrees outside. One can’t help but wonder will spring ever, well…spring? Spring officially begins on March 20th. That’s only 15 days from now!

What does an artsy mom do to keep her kids busy until then? You guessed it! Send them outside to play and create. Check out our winter Pinterest board for tons of creative outdoor art ideas that are perfect for a wintery day.

 

 

Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes,
camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

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