Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by KIF, Dec 6, 2008.
Dec 6, 2008
Any suggestions for free and easy winter crafts?
What age range?
Dec 7, 2008
If you have pipe cleaners available, my kids made cute pipe cleaner wreaths last week. I got them from marthastewart.com
Cut snowflakes out of paper...old idea, but still fairly free.
Put glitter on pinecones. Make a Christmas ornament out of a walnut shell.
Texture paint snowmen on construction paper. Use differently textured items to show different texture.
Shaving Cream Snow Painting
· Shaving cream (foam)
· White glue
· Construction paper
· Food coloring (optional)
· Small plastic bowl (one per color)
· Small paintbrush (or Q-tips)
What to do:
Step One: If you'd like your snow painting to have color, mix a small amount of glue with a drop of food coloring in a plastic bowl. If you'd like your painting to appear white, do not add any food coloring to the glue.
Step Two: Add an equal amount of shaving cream to the colored glue.
Step Three: Make a new mixture for each color you'd like to paint.
Step Four: Use the paintbrush or a Q-tip to paint pictures with the shaving cream on a piece of construction paper.
Step Five: Let the picture dry.
When the picture has dried, the shaving cream will be puffy -- just like real snow!
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