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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fresh Snow = Snow Painting

Last week we had a surprise snow day. The local weather called for less than 2 inches to fall, we woke that morning to about 4 inches. I was woken at 0500 with a recorded message from the girls school about the closure and a text message then followed 2 minutes later. I am really happy to see how on top of the phone calls the school is this year. I remember last year twice the girls and I standing outside waiting for a bus that never showed. Only to call a friend and find out that there was a 2 hour delay. I really could have used that info before hand..lol

So with a bunch of new fallen snow what could we do? The day before I saw someone of Facebook pin an idea for "snow painting". I glanced at the picture and knew right away what the concept was. So how perfect that the next day we had a snow day and were looking for something new and fun to do.

So I gathered the squeeze bottles I use for making pancake art and filled them with water and a few drops of food coloring. Now when I got to the yellow food coloring, I just couldn't do it. I kept hearing the "don't eat yellow snow" we used to joke about as kids. So instead I made them purple which I am pretty sure they enjoyed more.

The girls got dressed in their gear, I handed them the bottles (reminding them not to squeeze) and we headed outside. M decided she was going to layer colors and shapes while C wanted to create a scene.

The girls had a blast. They painted all over the yard, all around my house, my steps, the deck and even found color on the BBQ...lol Luckily with the melting snow, the color goes with it and does not stain, that I noticed. The only downside is that I had to keep running inside to refill the bottles. Granted my bottles are very small so I will definitely be looking for much larger ones for future snow days. Such a fun and easy idea and it kept them busy for hours!


amy (fearless homemaker) said...

What a cute idea! I don't think I've ever heard of it before, but I know I would've loved doing this growing up in snowy New England. Such a clever idea!

Veronica Lee said...

What a cool idea! I've never heard of it before either!! You are always soooo creative, sweetie!

Nancy C said...

Well now that's just too clever!

Carma Sez said...

this is fantastic - and much more pleasant than the "male method" of writing in the snow ;-)


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