Here is a nice little round up of snow themed art projects to do during the winter season
I love doing art with the girls. It is probably my favorite “educational” thing to do with them. Planning ahead can be hard but Im thinking that setting the time to do something like this snow themed art round up for each month will help.
Honestly, sometimes the week gets away from me. Between errands that need to be ran, park dates, homeschooling and house clean up…quality art time with the girls gets all but forgotten. By Friday the week has whisked right by us and I realize that I never set the time aside to plan for art.
Now, Im not saying that art can’t be a spontaneous thing. We have a special cabinet full of art supplies that the girls are free to pick and use through out the day at their whim. The girls spend most mornings after breakfast coloring or cutting while I clean up the kitchen.
But I like having a streamlined art project that fits a theme that we are loosely following for the week or month.
If I had a preplanned list of simple art projects in front of me, then it would definitely be much easier to incorporate it into our week!
So, my plan here is…
To put together a nice little list of enough art projects to get you and myself through a month! There may be times where I share enough for two projects a week or just one a week.
And a friendly reminder, you don’t have to do an actual “project”. Pulling out some paint and paper is perfectly enough. Or cutting strips of paper to do something abstract. I find that my kids do best with a mix of instructed art as well as abstract free form ideas with no direction at all.
My purpose with these monthly art round ups is to help take the anxiety or overwhelm out of being intentional with what I do with my kids. I feel like there is so much pressure to “do it all or do nothing”, and what I really want to get out of this is some mental headspace and visual aspect of what some easy art options are for me to do with my kids.
I hope that these round ups will be helpful for you and inspire you to also be more intentional with your children!
So let’s get to it then.
- Sparkly Snowflake Window Craft– A simple popsicle stick window hanging craft to add some dazzle to a dreary winters day by me!
- Popsicle sticks
- Paint & Paint brushes
2. Name Snowman Preschool Craft– A fun and meaningful winter activity that also includes a free printable! I really enjoy her explanation and learning prompts that she writes out, gives me a good place to start with my girls!
- Construction Paper
- Wiggly eyes
- Stick on eyes
- Craft gems
- Pom poms
3. Sparkly Winter Paintings– Beautiful sparkly winter process art! I am excited to make these and frame them on the wall for the rest of the winter!
- Paint brushes
- Paint palletes
- Thick art paper
- Epsom salt
- Washable white school glue
4. Winter Snowflake Craft– A neat litte craft that’ll get you some fine motor practice as well! The post also includes snowflake book recommendations.
- Paper cutter (optional)
- Two shades of blue cardstock
- Cotton swabs
- White paint
- Glue sticks
5. Snowman Art Painting with Snowballs– Looking for a creative way to paint with kids? They’ll love painting snowmen with “snowballs”!
- Various size styrofoam balls
- Tempera Paint
- Construction Paper
Well, that’s it for the month of January. I hope you can get around to trying some of these art projects!
Which snow themed art project will you try from this roundup?