Winter: first snow painting

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My daughter’s absolutely, completely, most favourite snow activity is snow painting! As soon as it snows, she asks me to mix up some paint, and she would spend hours outside making patterns.

It’s the easiest activity ever. All you need are some squeezy bottles (I just use kids size water bottles) and food colouring. Add a few drops of food colouring to the water, shake and then pierce a hole in the lid of the bottle. Make sure you shake them before piercing the lid *ahem*.

I keep meaning to invest in some proper crafty squeezy bottles, and I will eventually, but these improvised versions work just as well!

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Once you’ve chosen your colours, you’re good to go. My daughter will happily make rainbows for as long as I’ll let her.

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I’m sure there are other ‘paint’ mixes you could use, and I might try a few different options the next time it snows to see how they compare. I wonder if we could get a denser, more solid colour using an alternative colouring agent… Time for some experimenting I think!

But, for the moment, the wee girl is more than happy with my quick fix.

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Even settling in and sitting down this time!

And of course, smiley faces. She has tried this before, but this is the first time that her control of the spray from the bottles was good enough to make a recognizable face…

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This is such a great activity, and I can’t wait for us to get more snow so that we can have another go.

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Do let me know if you get some snow and have the chance to try it out, I’d love to hear how you get on!


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24 thoughts on “Winter: first snow painting”

  1. I have been waiting to do this since I saw you do it with your boys at about the same age. That just shows how long it is since we had any snow. Sadly I’m still waiting but lovely to see your wee girl now indulging in a little snow painting. We are back to warm weather from next week so I fear it will be next year I will now pin my hopes on.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      It really is one of our favourites, and we have some paint left, just waiting for the next time we get a decent amount of snow!

  2. What a lot of snow. We did some snow painting last week but it was different to this. I ikea this idea so think we will try this one next time. #countrykids

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      It was a good amount of snow :) I loved your snow painting last week. It is fun to try different things though, and my little girl LOVES this!

  3. WOW – what a great idea. I would never think of doing this. But next time we have snow we definitely will be!

    Coming over from #CountryKids x

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      That is true! I’ve never been too keen on using proper paint in the garden, although I imagine I could get stronger colours in the snow, but food colouring isn’t going to do any damage!

  4. I love this idea but no snow here. We are thinking about a winters holiday next year if we can. The girls can hardly remember when it last snowed x

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      We’re very lucky that the kids get to have proper snow in the winter here. Even if it can be hard work for us adults!

  5. This is a brilliant idea, and the next load of snow we have over here in Sweden I will be doing the “quick fix” to try this too. My trio love painting anything and everything and so I think they will love this. #countrykids

  6. I have to admit I had never heard of snow painting until this year, and when it snowed here it was all I wanted to do (but our snow was so pathetic it was rubbish). This looks so much fun, and the results are so so pretty, my daughter would love it! #countrykids

  7. This is such a brilliant idea! I am so stealing this next time we have snow, I just wish we could have a bit more. Where we are we only ever seem to get a scattering much to Monkey’s disappointment. Stopping by from #CountryKids xx

  8. This is lovely – we looooove snow here but have not had anything in South Wales as of yet! Hopefully it will come before the season is over
    Popping over from Country Kids

    Laura x

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      It is a lot of fun :) We haven’t had much snow yet this winter, it’s been very mild so far… I suspect we will get more though!

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