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{Snowmen In Seattle} Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer

March 5th, 2013

Unlike most of the United States, our region is having (what a local meteorologist calls) the most boring winter in Seattle history. What this means to a seven and four year old boils down to: The Winter Without Snow At The House. This is a major tragedy in their lives, the inability to throw snowballs, […]

 

Unlike most of the United States, our region is having (what a local meteorologist calls) the most boring winter in Seattle history. What this means to a seven and four year old boils down to: The Winter Without Snow At The House. This is a major tragedy in their lives, the inability to throw snowballs, build snow forts, or even make a snowman. To alleviate their disappointment, we’ve been doing some snow and winter themed crafts at our house, to bring the outdoors, inside. We first drew snowmen pictures using chalk (you need dark construction paper for the chalk to show up). Then, we did a more sensory based art project using salt as snow. This was a bit more messy, as both my kids liked playing with the “snow” with their fingers before deciding on what kind of design they wanted to glue.

What You’ll Need:

  • black or dark blue construction paper
  • chalk (we used our regular sidewalk chalk; you can use school chalk as well)
  • salt
  • glue (stick glue was better for the four year old; my seven year old preferred the delicate lines of the Elmer’s bottle)
  • optional: glitter

 

First off, here’s our sidewalk chalk! You could use smaller, school chalk. But who are we kidding, we love sidewalk chalk at our house.The boys were so excited to be able to use it inside the house!

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My oldest working on his snowman picture.

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My youngest working on *his* snowman picture. Yes, pink is his favorite color.

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Snowmen at night!

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Our next snowman art project was much more sensory based, and it included every kid’s favorite, GLITTER!

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I had the boys’ mix it in with some salt to create glittery snow.

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Then, they used glue to outline out their snowman and snow decorations before sprinkling the glitter and salt “snow” onto the paper.

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I thought the salt made very lovely, realistic looking “snow”

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My youngest on the left, with glitter “stars”, and my oldest on the right with glitter candy canes. Overall, fun snowman projects!

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