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Snow painting!

We've had so much snow recently so we decided to get a little bit creative with it. We got a big bucket of snow from the garden and brought it inside. Arabella was excited just at the thought of this - snow, inside!! So you can imagine how thrilled she was when I said we were painting snow! WHAT? WE'RE PAINTING SNOW?! The opportunity to create a brand new piece of art on a completely different canvas was more than appealing. We transferred the snow into a large tray and got busy painting it with some DIY food colouring paints. The simplest of things to set up - food colouring from the cupboard and water from the tap. It was easy!

What you need:

  • Snow

  • Large bowl/tray

  • Little pots/bowls for paints

  • Food colouring

  • Water

  • Paintbrushes

What I did:

  1. I created 4 paints in separate bowls.

  2. Put a few drops of food colouring in each bowl.

  3. Mix water in with the food colouring.

Learning opportunities:

  • Creative development and exploration

  • Develops early mark making skills

  • Develops communication & Language - Discussing design and what is happening when painting the snow

  • Expressive Arts & Design - As the colours run into each other in the snow it allows children to explore colour mixing

  • Understanding the World - Observing and talking about changes in the state of snow and colours - Melting process - Cause & effect

  • Physical development - Develops fine motor skills - Using mark marking tools


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