Celebrate winter no matter the forecast with this fun puffy snow paint! This adorable process art activity is perfect for preschoolers who long to build a snowman – even if the weather isn’t cooperative.
Puffy snow paint is a great way to add an extra dimension to your child’s winter art projects. This easy-to-make paint is perfect for adding texture and interest to snowmen, snowflakes, and other winter scenes. And best of all, it’s easy to clean up!
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Super Simple Puffy Snow Paint Recipe
The best part about this puffy snow paint recipe is that it is so absolutely simple. Two ingredients for the paint – that’s all – and they’re both easily found at the dollar store. Add some scraps from leftover projects, and it turns into an adorable sensory process art wonder!
- white school glue
- Dollar store shaving cream (not gel!)
- small bowls and craft sticks for stirring
- dark construction paper or card stock
- scraps of construction paper cut like hats, boots, scarves, and carrots
- extra craft sticks for arms
First, mix equal parts shaving cream and white school glue. It’s not an exact science – no need to measure. Just squirt both in a little bowl and let the students mix them. Next, students use a brush, craft stick, or fingers to paint a snowman on dark paper. Dark cardstock is recommended because the paint is quite thick and heavy. Before the paint dries, add sticks for arms, a hat, eyes, a scarf, and a paper carrot nose. Let it dry overnight. Once the paint dries, it has a lightly puffy texture.
Process art is an integral part of early childhood education. It is a type of art that emphasizes the process of creating art rather than the final product. This is beneficial for preschool-aged children because it helps them to develop creative problem-solving skills and to experiment with different materials and methods. It also allows them to express their ideas and thoughts without worrying about creating a “perfect” piece of art. As children engage in process art, they learn to think outside the box, to be persistent, and to use their imaginations. These are all critical skills that will help them throughout their lives.
Top off the whole project with this cute “My Melted Snowman” card. Simply cut out the poem card and attach it to each student’s artwork, or put the poem in the center of a bulletin board full of melted snowman puffy snow paint art.
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