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Snow Paint for Snow Days

snow paintfrom Elizabeth

Try this craft activity with the kids this winter. It’s perfect for a snow day to keep them busy!

This simple recipe, which comes from Growing a Jeweled Rose, makes your snow paint look like REAL snow.

You’ll need:

  • Shaving cream
  • White school glue
  • Peppermint extract
  • Iridescent glitter or buffalo snow

You will want to begin by popping your shaving cream and glue—separately—in the refrigerator. Leave it there overnight, and then make the paint the next morning. We left our glue out on the counter for about ten minutes just to get it flowing before we made our paint.

Next, mix equal parts of the chilled glue and shaving cream in a bowl. This is a rough estimate, so always free-pour. Sprinkle in glitter or buffalo snow. Use as much glitter as you prefer (so go glitter crazy if you want or just keep it minimal). Add a few drops of peppermint extract and mix.  Then, finish the paint off with more glitter.

When the paint is to your liking, start making your own designs with the snow paint. Have some craft paper on hand to add features to your creations to make them come alive.