It’s March and usually by now, those of us on the east coast, have had about enough of the snow. What snow, right!! It just occurred to me it might be fun to make snowy pictures with your kids. Imagine — lots of salt or sugar covering the bottom of a picture. Actually, even better, puffs of cotton from cotton balls.
Here’s how to do it so it’s not so messy. Let your child do the work on a cookie sheet. Maybe even cover your table with newspaper first. Then provide colored construction paper, crayons, glue and …. the snowy substance. If your child is old enough, he can draw a scene with, let’s say a house, or trees. THEN, here’s the fun part — let your child sprinkle salt (from a big container) on the ground portion of his art work. Okay, maybe sugar — add some to the trees, too, or just dots of it coming from the clouds.
The safest way to do this, and still fun, is to use cotton balls. They could even make a snowman with cotton balls. Just let your imaginations fly to make this snowy scene and let’s be grateful, no shovels were needed this winter for many of us! (Hopefully. the newspaper-covered table and the cookie sheet, meant brooms aren’t needed to clean the “snow” indoors!)