While many of our friends in the midwest had a real snow day today, we had to make our own snowy fun with "snow paint"! I'd made the discovery for this inexpensive, easy & fun paint from the likes of Jenae at I can teach my child & Alison at Oopsey Daisy.
To make your snow paint, combine equal parts white glue & shaving cream! Easy, peasy!
Cut out various snowy shapes from card stock (I would definitely recommend a stronger weight paper, as the paint is rather wet). I did snowmen and snowflakes--there are some snowflake templates here. Then, let the kiddos glop & smear their snow paint all over.
The paint itself has a neat texture, but the really cool part about "snow paint" is that it dries puffy with this very velvety/cottony texture. The kids LOVE it!
We have all of our little snow paint creations (& some window clings) affixed to our patio door, to remind us it's winter.
And, if you're doing a winter-theme unit or whole indoor snow day, then I suggest making (& eating) some snowflake pretzels...
...and reading one of our favorite winter books:
What are some of your favorite snow-theme crafts/activities?
*Linked to: Tot Tuesdays, Show & Tell, Tidy Mom, Preschool Corner, Serenity Now, Tatertots & Jello, A Mommy's Adventures, Craft Schooling Sunday, Sharing Time, Show Us Your Best, Skip to My Lou, Hodgepodge Friday