Materials: Watercolor paper, watercolor paints, brushes, white crayon, salt
- Use the white crayon to create a snowflake design on your blank paper.
- Paint over the crayon using the watercolor. The crayon design will remain unpainted, creating an easy background for your snowflakes.
- Sprinkle salt over the watercolor for a speckled effect.
Tabletop Snow Forts
Materials: Paper, water, white dissolving packing peanuts (“magic noodles”), aluminum foil, glue
- Cut out the aluminum foil to create a frozen pond for your snowy landscape. Glue your reflective pond onto the plain paper.
- To build a snow fort, simply dip one end of a packing peanut into water and place it on the paper, wet side-down (the dissolving peanut will attach to the dry paper). Build on additional snow-blocks by wetting one side of a peanut and placing it on top of another dry peanut.
- What other snow creations can you build?
Materials: Water bottle, clear glue, silver glitter, snow sequins, hot glue or Krazy Glue, paint, paint brushes, pipe cleaners
- Empty a clear plastic water bottle (VOSS bottles work best for a simple shape).
- Fill the bottom with clear glue. Fill almost to the top with warm water.
- Add silver glitter and any other wintry sequins, beads, or confetti as desired.
- Glue around the rim of the mouth of the bottle, and immediately screw the cap on tight. Shake the bottle around to see how the glitter moves in slow motion!
- Add features to your snowman as desired: paint on eyes, buttons, a nose, a top hat...
- Use pipe cleaners to dress up your snowman.
Dusk ~ Uri Shulevitz
The Snowy Day ~ Ezra Jack Keats
First Snow ~ Peter McCarty
Penguin on Vacation ~ Salina Yoon
Tracks in the Snow ~ Wong Herbert Lee
No Two Alike ~ Keith Baker
Best in Snow ~ April Pulley Sayre
The Mitten ~ Jan Brett
When It Snows ~ Richard Collingridge