A simple mark making activity in the snow! A simple, effective and enjoyable way to get creative outdoors in the winter weather.
What you'll need
- lovely fresh snow!
- non-toxic water-soluble paints
- paint brushes/spray bottles
- plate/tub (to use a palette)
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Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- paint residue after snow has melted (use non-toxic or natural dye)
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- appropriate footwear and clothing for snow
- use toxic free paint
Gather your paints, tubs, brushes and sponges and get creative!
Below we're offering some suggestions but children will find their own variations.
Experiment with mark making directly onto the snow:
- enjoy colour mixing and watch the paint seep into the snow
- create a 3D canvas to paint on by making a snow sculpture
- paint the inside of a tub, pack with snow, then turn out like a sandcastle!
- then paint on it – decorate it as you wish!
Take it further:
- have a go at making ice cubes out of poster paint and use these outside to paint on rolls of paper
- smoosh the paint into the snow and see what happens to the colours
- bring the snow ‘canvas’ inside (in a container or tray) and watch the 'painting' melt
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.