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Snow Art

Posted Feb 20 2013 3:21pm
kids painting in the snow on by healthymama

Painting is a popular subject in our homeschool preschool and we use every medium available to paint. A cold snowy day gave us a huge canvas to create artistic masterpieces.

But first, we had to explore the snow. We used this mill to see if the snow would go through it. We discovered that we first had to melt the snow and get water and that was our science lesson of the day.


Then, we looked at snowflakes through the magnifying glass. They look totally different on the palm on one’s hand than they do on the ground: try it sometime.

looking at snow with a magnifying glass  Finally, we moved to painting. Watercolors with a paintbrush create a different effect than tempera paints, squeezed freshly out of the tubes:

kids painting in the snow  Stepping onto one’s painting creates a fun artistic effect, too!

The kids loved this artistic extension of their day of sledding, snowballs and the snowman.

 

 

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