Snow Day Fun – Painting the Snow
Does it snow where you live? It sure does here in Maine – last winter we had too much snow – it was so deep the kids couldn’t even enjoy it. This year we haven’t gotten much snow yet (there is a blizzard forecast for this weekend) but right now we have about three inches on the ground. Three inches is pretty much perfect for the kids to play in easily. Today Buddy and I decided to venture out to enjoy some of the new white snow and add some color to the landscape by painting the snow.
Painting the snow is a cheap and easy activity that you should be able to achieve without purchasing any additional materials.
- Recycled bottles (squirt top bottles, spray bottles, soda bottles, pretty much anything will work)
- Food coloring
- If all of your bottles already have squirt or spray tops you can skip this step. If you have a soda bottle with a regular cap find a nail to hammer into the lid to create a small hole for the water to spray out.
- Add food coloring (any color) and fill the bottles with water. The more food coloring you use – the brighter your color
- Bundle up and head outside to paint!
Buddy, Lucy and I headed out this morning to paint the snow. I painted and Lucy and Buddy pounced and removed my pictures. The spray bottles are more difficult for little fingers in mittens to work so Buddy preferred the bottles he could squirt instead. If you have spray bottles I recommend ones that they have a stream setting – the mist setting takes a lot of spraying to show up on the snow.
We had fun this morning and the great thing about it is you can reuse the bottles over and over throughout the winter. You just mix more colored water and are set to have more fun!
Kids Crafts from A-Z
This post is part of a blog hop called Kids Crafts from A-Z. Our letter was “P” for Painting. We had a blast doing this activity and hope you will too. Click on the image below to find the other crafts for the entire alphabet.