Snowy Blowy Day!
It looks like the snow is here to stay — at least in my part of Pennsylvania! We still had a little glitter left over from our Glitter Star Project, so we decide to shimmer up the snow a little bit in this Q-tip painting project!
Here’s What You Need:
- White Paint
- White Glitter
- Black Construction Paper
Here’s What You Do:
Talk with your child about common weather, such as rain and snow. Explain that in the winter, it often snows. Talk about the fun things you can do with snow, perhaps reading a book like Snowmen at Night. You can even find places to read books like this online (check We Give Books or Story Time for Me).
Next show your child how to make little “snowflakes” using the q-tip and white paint. Tell them they can make a snowman or whatever they like with their snow. Stand back and enjoy the show!
After your child is finished with their snow painting, show them how to sprinkle glitter on the wet paint to make the snow really shimmer.
Shake off the excess glitter and hang with pride!
Coordinating Toddler Activity:
This is actually a great activity for little and big hands alike. The toddlers can’t make too big of a mess because they will be painting with q-tips. You might want to pour the glitter together though!
Things to Check Off Your List
Are you keeping track of preschool requirements? You can find some great checklists here or here. If so, you can check fine motor skills off your list after completing this activity. This could also be a starting point for discussion about weather.
More Snowy or Glittery Resources:
- Shimmering Winter Sparkle Bath by Bath Activities for Kids
- How to Make Big Beautiful Paper Snowflakes by Home with the Boys
- Build Your Own Snowman Printable from Printables for Kids
- Snowmen out my Window Project by Artsonia Art Museum
About the Author
Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith. You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.