Winter: art and angels

It seems that New England has yet to get the ‘it’s spring’ memo and last week saw another snow storm hit. We were lucky, we only got seven of the predicted 12-18 inches of snow…

Rather bizarrely the snow promptly froze solid. A fellow blogger described it as having turned into snow bricks which was a very accurate description.

My seven year old had managed to mold some into a snow chair before it all froze, but apart from that, the options were limited.

What to do?

Snow angels of course.

Angel 1
Angel 2
The snow supported my little girls weight, foot steps barely sank and her snow angel impression was less impressive than in the past. But, just look at that face.

The following day, with the sun shining, it was time to venture out into the garden again. The boys had friends over for play dates and the snow was melting a little. Well, it had softened a bit anyway! The wee girl was looking for something to do while her brothers were off playing with their friends.

Art 1
Regular readers will know that my daughter loves painting in the snow. We generally use food dye mixed with water in squeezy bottles, but this time my little girl wanted to try painting with actual paint.

She chose a few colours and got to work.

Art 2
Art 3
Art 4
Art 5
Art 6
Art 7
She was really rather pleased with her efforts!

Art 8
There is still snow on the ground even now, a week later, but it is finally starting to melt. Yesterday saw a hint of spring in the air, with a lovely sunny afternoon, but the forecast for tomorrow is sub-zero again!

I don’t think I’ll pack away the snow gear just yet.

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25 thoughts on “Winter: art and angels”

  1. Spring is so late this year!here in Seattle we have had more snow than any other year and endless rain. We made a snow creature this year and painted it with watercolours – it was much more fun than a traditional snowman. # country kids

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      I know, spring needs to hurry up! Love the idea of a snow creature, we’ve done forts and caves and chairs, and of course snowmen, but love the idea of painting a creature :) I’m adding that to my list for next year (being hopeful that we have no more snow this year!).

  2. We didn’t really have the views of spring we were hoping for this week but it’s definitely not looked as wintry as your scenes here! I love seeing the Wee Girl play in the snow, it’s clear that it’s a favourite past time for her. Every time I see you painting the snow it inspires me to do the same, hopefully we’ll have some snow that we can give this a go with!

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      I can’t wait to see some signs of spring here! She really does love the snow, and doesn’t mind in the least that it’s cold and wet! I do hope you get to do some snow painting at some point, I’m sure your guests would love it!

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      I am ever hopeful, but I’m not packing the snow gear away yet! Snow painting is a favourite, whether with water/food dye or paint. Can’t go wrong :)

  3. Gosh snow! Apart from my daughter knowing the word and seeing a tiny amount we’ve yet to really play in it. You are lucky to experience it. #CountryKids

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      I have to remind myself every so often how lucky we are, but yes, I love that the kids get to experience this x

    1. Sara | mumturnedmom

      It feels like we have! The real paint was fun, very different, she stuck to a much smaller area so it was more like painting a picture. The food dye/water makes for a bigger experience! I didn’t water the paints down though, as this was a ‘quick’ activity… maybe I’ll try that the next time :)

  4. I love the idea of painting in the snow. It looks so pretty. My children were really disappointed that we didn’t get any decent amount of snow this year. We haven’t had enough snow to play in for about 5 years. #countrykids

  5. I love how much fun your wee girl is having in the snow – making snow angels and getting creative with the paints. I can’t imagine that it was much fun having solid snow though! I am slightly jealous of the snow angels though – I can’t remember the last time there was enough snow to be able to make them here! #countrykids

  6. The paint on the snow is such a good effect, your little girl is very creative. Hopefully one day we may have enough snow here to try out some snow painting.

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