Toddler Time ~ Sparkly Snow Art
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I live on the wrong side of Washington. My family lives in Spokane, in Eastern Washington, where it snows in the winter and is hot in the summer. I live in Western Washington where it rains in the winter, rains in the summer, and basically just rains. When Nate was applying for jobs after graduating from seminary, I began praying that he would get a job in the eastern side of the Pacific Northwest – the other side of the mountains. That prayer was not answered in the way I hoped and, here we are, in the land of the rain.
Amazingly, this year we had a white Christmas!!! On Christmas Eve the snow began to fall – enough for us to cancel one of our Christmas Eve services – and it was still around on Christmas morning! Of course, by that evening all the snow was gone, but we had a magical white Christmas nonetheless.
While planning out a craft project for Caleb, I knew I wanted to do something with snow since it was fresh in his mind. This sparkly snow art project fit the bill perfectly!
Sparkly Snow Art
- Allow your toddler to spread blue and white paint all over their canvas. Some kids will glob it on and some will spread it evenly. Whatever they choose to do is fine! Chat with your kiddo about snow and ask them how their painting looks like snow.
- When the entire canvas is covered in paint, allow your child to squeeze glue all over it! Be generous with the glue since this is what the salt will stick to!
- Cover the glue with epsom salts. Remember, epsom salt is not to be eaten so don’t let your kiddos lick their hands! The epsom salt will provide a beautiful sparkle – reminiscent of snow!
- Allow painting to dry and then admire!
Let me gush AGAIN about the amazing washable paint we use in all our painting projects! It is the perfect paint for toddlers and has yet to stain anything other than a tiny bit of the wood on Caleb’s IKEA craft table. I won’t allow any other paint in my house until Caleb is much, much older! Get yourself some!
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Is your toddler more of a globber or more of a spreader?
What winter crafts do you enjoy doing?