Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snow Paint

 
It's Wednesday! We're getting closer to the weekend :)
 

The weather here in Rhode Island hasn't felt very Christmas like. In fact, it has felt a lot like spring. Rain and temperatures in the 60's. I can't complain too much because come January and February I will be wishing for weather like this, but around Christmastime we just like a little snow around here!
 
I found this tutorial (I really love her snowflakes...I just didn't have time to get that fancy!) on Pinterest a few weeks ago and decided to give it a whirl. This project cost me less than $2.00.
 
Materials:
  • White foam shaving cream
  • White glue (we used Elmer's)
  • Paper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glitter would be a super fun addition!
 
 
Procedure:
     
  • Mix equal parts shaving cream and glue in a bowl
  • Paint away

 
Liza was very excited to paint with her "snow."
 


The paintbrushes didn't make it too long. Using her hands was more up her 2 year old alley.

 
It was neat to listen to her explaining to me what the "snow" felt like. This conversation was unprompted and I loved every second of hearing words like sticky, fluffy and goopy come out of her mouth. It's the teacher inside of me :)

 
It took a while for these paintings to dry, but when they did it was pretty neat. The goopier parts dried nice a fluffy and it gave the illusion of snow. Liza decided to experiment with one of her pictures by peeling all the fluffy parts off. Added sensory experience, I guess!


I think that even big kids would like this activity. The would probably enjoy making a snow scene or some fun snowmen.

Try it out!

XOXO Sarah

18 comments:

  1. Great idea! I will have to try this with the boys!

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  2. I'm going to try this tomorrow! Thank you for another great toddler friendly project! :)

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  3. ooh...what if you add glitter after?

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    1. I think glitter would make it AWESOME! Did you try it yet?

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  4. this is great, I def think I will do this with the kids this winter! Thank you!

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  5. I love this idea! I will be trying it for sure.

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  6. I agree that it hasn't felt much like Christmas yet, weather-wise. I would love a white Christmas. This is a great idea to get you in the snowy spirit in the meantime! :)

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    1. I'd love a white Christmas and a warm February! Is that too much to ask?!

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  7. My girls love messy art activities! Thanks for the idea.

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  8. What a unique way to "paint!" I'm sure dad won't mind if we borrow some of his shaving cream. :) Cute idea!

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  9. Do you think this would work for B? He love, love, loves painting!!

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    1. YES! He would love it. Just expect him to get messy because shaving cream is too tempting :)
      sarah

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  10. Thanks! I am glad I found the recipe!

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