Snow Spray Paint

Turns out I am a big chicken.  Back when we were doing our advent calendar, I had planned to do splatter painting with the book Is That You, Winter?  It's a cute story with great illustrations.  Old Man Winter wakes up crabby.  After he does his job of spreading snow and cold, he wonders who he is going to all this trouble for.  Then he stumbles and a little girl takes care of him.  By the end of the book, he's happy knowing who is enjoying all his hard work.  The art is all done in a messy splatter style that's a lot of fun to look at.

Instead of doing splatter painting, we took it outdoors and did a little spray painting instead.  I mixed some finger paint with water, just enough to tint the water.
I considered using food coloring but I wanted something that wouldn't stain their jackets or mittens.  This wasn't as big a hit as I thought it would be but they had some fun with it.

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  1. I love an idea that isn't messy (or at least the mess is contained to outside, lol) and fun. Great thinking!! Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

  2. We have a snowstorm coming through tonight and this sounds like the perfect activity to accompany it tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing this and the book to along with it. :)

  3. We've got a storm coming in and if we get snow we'll be trying this for sure. Fun new snow activity.


  4. Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  5. What fun! We did this one year so that our snowman was blue =-) I bet your kids LOVED it!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  6. this looks great - colours in the snow look fab


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