Posted on January 26, 2015

DIY Snow Paint for Kids – 2 Ingredients!

DIY Snow Paint for Kids

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So I actually kind of maybe thought… that we would escape a snowy winter this year.  Yes, we live in the northeast.  Yes, winters are typically frigid and full of freezing precip. I get all that and it’s fine and dandy.  The trouble is that last winter was so flipping cold and so full of snow and ice, I have not recovered from the mental anguish of it all.  Usually by the first heat wave of summer I’m all, “SUMMER SUCKS!  I wish it was snowing!”  But this year that point never came.  I embraced the summer and shed a tear when it came to an end.  (Seriously.)

But as we stare down the barrel of yet another mega snow event here in the Philadelphia suburbs, there ARE some things that can make me smile.  Most of those things involve steaming mugs of hot coffee and baking things containing chocolate, BUT!  I also love pulling out some of our favorite winter activities for the kids to enjoy.

Lily absolutely LOVES playing in the snow and would spend hours outside if I let her.  Last year we whipped up one of the easiest concoctions out there – and she literally squealed in delight and spent more than an hour enjoying herself.  We’ll be making more today!

Make snow “paint” and create some bright and colorful patterns in the snow.

All you need:

Spray bottles (I got ours at the dollar store)
Water
Food coloring (I used the gel-type coloring for even darker hues)

Fill each water bottle up with 2-3 inches of water.

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Add a few drops of food coloring.  Stop when the water reaches your preferred shade.

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Put the top on your bottle and shake lightly to mix.

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Take outside and have fun spraying all that snow!  One word of caution – I would make sure kids only spray this on snow covering grass… after all it is made with dye.  Don’t want to come out in the Spring and find food-dye-stained patio stones or deck boards!

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  • Great idea! I was just thinking today how I wish I had some sort of snow crayon for the girls to use on the driveway. I’ll have to stock up on some spray bottles!

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