Snow Paint

We are having yet another snow day here. Just what we all wanted, right? UGH. So far we haven’t lost power (crossing my fingers) but more snow is expected today so I’m sure it won’t be long.

Since we were all clearly misinformed that it is now SPRING, I decided to embrace the weather and give snow painting a try with the girls this morning. Like the preschoolers say, “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.” Not throwing a fit. Not throwing a fit.

I’ve been wanting to try this since Caroline posted about snow painting with her kids. So much fun! I mixed one part plain shaving cream with one part glue in a styrofoam bowl (so I could throw it away afterwards).


Of course we had to have one for each because who shares anymore?


Maddie was psyched to put her entire hand in the snow paint and got to painting right away. We were supposed to be making snowmen but she was equally enthusiastic about the snow hand prints she created.

IMG_6070Ellorie was super excited to snow paint and kept running back into the kitchen asking me “Is it ready yet, is it ready yet???” But once she had paint on her fingers it was a different story. Let’s just say she wasn’t too thrilled about getting her hands dirty. This COMPLETELY surprised me since she’s totally the dirty kid in our family. She always has something all over her face or all in her hair. She’s that kid. Little did I know she wasn’t exactly embracing this title.


The kids had a blast and made some really fun artwork. I was happy because snow paint is super easy to make AND clean up. This was definitely a really fun activity and one that we will do again. Thanks Caroline for the idea!


5 thoughts on “Snow Paint”

  1. Aw! I’m glad to have inspired a fun snow day activity!! Yay! Anything to keep an indoor bound mama sane!!

    I love snow paint marshmallow texture when it dries. I stand over the art and poke at it for fun. You know, because I’m 4.

    We got dumped on too and I was less than thrilled. 7 inches as of this morning and it’s been snowing all day. Fortunately it’s been melting at the same time? Maybe? But Joseph loves the snow so we spent almost the whole morning sledding on the golf course and in the park.


    And I’m with Sarah. LOVE the ponytails. Now I’m jonesing to pigtail Juliana again.

    1. Thanks! I’m loving the ponies, they look so darn grown up! It’s a bit scary actually.

      And for the record, we’ve all been poking the marshmallow feeling snow paint all day too. It’s fabulous!

  2. Ooo! Fun! Does it dry with texture or does it flatten out? I totally agree with you – I expected Ellorie to be all about it and Maddie to be hesitant with the mess-making. They certainly keep you on your toes, eh? 😉
    PS; Love the girls’ ponytails… such grown up babies with their long flowing locks!

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