Rainbow Snowflakes and Color "Crawling"!

We had so much fun with the salt letters that we also made some salt snowflakes to go with our book Hooray for Snow! It's about three little squirrels eager to play in the snow.  Papa doesn't want to join them because it's too cold and Mama has too much work to do.  After they convince Papa to come out, he discovers that sledding is too much fun to worry about being cold and by the end of the book they convince Mama to join them.  It's a simple book celebrating the joy of playing in the snow.  A perfect winter story for preschoolers.

For our craft, I drew a simple snowflake design on construction paper and Drew traced it with glue.

We sprinkled coarse salt over the glue and shook off the excess.  They were so much fun that I made some too.

Then a few days later, I saw this cool color web activity over at Tot Treasures.   We made another batch of snowflakes and then used an eyedropper to drop some colored water (just food coloring and water) onto the end of each spoke (don't know what else to call it) and watched as the color "crawled" along the salt line.  It was really cool! (This worked well on poster board because it didn't soak up as much water as the paper did.)

Usually, Lainey would rather color with her markers than do a more structured craft project, but she got in on the action this time.  As you can see, she is loyal to the color red.  Very loyal.

For this one, I dropped food coloring directly onto the salt:

And, of course, Drew had to do his beloved D!

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  1. I'm so glad you tried it out! Thanks for linking back! :)

  2. Very neat. I'm going to have to convince our pharmacy to give me a couple of extra droppers.

  3. Oooh I love all the colours. How fun and pretty!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  4. This looks fun...I might try it with a rainbow!

  5. I think my kids and I will give this a try! Looks neat =)

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  7. very fun idea. Thanks for sharing. Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday this week.

  8. How clever! I am going to have to do this with my boys!! I am pinning it to remember later. I am also featuring this project on my facebook page. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  9. Oooh, FUN! I'm so glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!!

  10. Just a quick THANK YOU for linking up last week with Thrifty Thursday, and I hope to see you again this week! This is SO COOL! I've never seen anything like it before..I need to PIn it!


  11. What a fun idea! We need to do this :)


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