Sunday, February 27, 2011

Revisiting Snow Painting!!

Well, since we were dumped on with all this snow again it gave us another opportunity to paint the snow!!!  This time we used brushes instead of spray bottles.  We used about a cup of water and five drops of food color or liquid watercolor. The brush method was not working well because the mixture was freezing on our brush so we ended up doing more of a Splatter Painting like the artist Jackson Pollock. So here were our results:
Cassie enjoyed the Splatter Painting, but then I suggested spraying the trees with the spray bottle technique and thought that turned out pretty! (spray bottle technique) I was really disappointed with the brush idea and knew we had to wait for a bit of a warmer day! Here is a tree picture:
We ended up having a warmer day yesterday so we tried out the brush technique again.  Still pretty discouraging for a preschooler, but I noticed that the foam brushes were working better because they held more color and spread it out better!  Much better success!  Solution: Use a foam brush and wait for a day over freezing!!!
Here is my little Artist at work:
Here is a BEAUTIFUL snow painting (with a foam brush)!!!!  The Artist told me that it is herself with the sun and it is raining!!! I think she is ready for Spring!!!
Have you had successes with snow painting?

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  1. Melissa, I can honestly say we have NEVER snow painted before ... In fact, by FAR, most of the children we know would NEVER have seen snow before but gee it looks like FUN!
    Donna :) :)

  2. It can be great fun and I think I inspired the neighbors to do snow painting because their snowman was covered with colors yesterday! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Oh My Gosh that is the greatest idea! I am only 7 months pregnant right now, but this is such a great idea. I can't wait to do this, I know I have awhile, but I am going to have to log this into my memory!!

  4. Hello Homemade! Well, you could try it yourself1 Half the time I enjoy these activities I do with my daughter just as much! Bookmark it!

  5. Aaah that looks like so much fun! We don't really get much snow here - if we are lucky - once enough for a snowman!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!


  6. It was a lot of fun! A lot of our snow has melted---but I'm sure there will be more before the first day of spring!

  7. I really love the way the trees turned out!

  8. Ha! Don't tell the little Artist that it's not even officially winter yet! What fun.

  9. We paint with giant brushes.... and all kinds of other things!!!!

    We have also done some pendulum painting in the snow too...

    So many options!
    Turkey basters, pippettes, spray bottles, big brushes, catapult splats... WE love to add color to our winter wonderland!

  10. Thanks for posting this! I was inspired by this to do a little indoor version of snow painting and it was tons of fun.

    I posted and linked back to you, in case you are interested-