When there is a fresh blanket of snow on the ground but not nearly enough for sledding or to make a snowman…
Using Snow as a Blank Canvas
Supplies: Keep it simple. Mix and match supplies you already have, such as:
- Liquid water colors or food coloring (dilute with water)
- Assorted spray bottles, squirt bottles, droppers, plastic or paper cups
- Sticks or chop sticks (for carving lines in the snow)
- Markers (dark colors)
- Cookie cutters, lids (various sizes)
- Sand toys, plastic bowls and cups
- Durable tray or large container (to hold the supplies)
- Fresh layer of snow!
- Experiment with creating 2D paintings and patters.
- Play with shapes to compose reliefs and etchings.
- Sculpt 3D snow castles and mini sculptures.
- Be creative and have fun!
Looking for more snow and snowflake-inspired activities to do indoors that also include more complex math and science topics? The images below display snow-themed activities incorporating elementary through middle school STEAM concepts. Links to posts below!
For more winter-themed art activities above that include math, science and engineering concepts go to the following links:
- Do You Want To Build a Snowflake (top left)
- Snow Crystal Geometry (top center, top right + bottom left)
- Growing Snow Crystals (bottom center)
- A Blank Canvas of Snow (bottom right – this post!)
Interested in snowman-themed projects for artists of all ages? The snowman images below are shown in order of complexity starting with toddler/preschool activities and progressing through elementary/middle school STEAM concepts. Links to posts below!
To further explore art, math and science concepts through snowman-inspired activities, go to the following links:
- Stacking Snowman Shapes (top + center left)
- Simple Snowmen (top right)
- Snowmen Perspectives (bottom left + center)
- Thaumatrope Snow Globes (bottom right)