There is nothing better than children’s artwork that lasts through the years. Snowflake Paintings for kids are an excellent winter craft project. My girls were very skeptical as we taped the canvas in this project, but when we peeled the painter’s tape off they were amazed at the final project.
Materials Required to Make a Snowflake Painting for Kids
- Canvas of your choice. You could use a piece of recycled cardboard as well!
- Paint (we used Crayola Washable Kids Paint set of 10 Bottles and Acrylic Paint)
- Paint Brush. You could finger paint instead (but that is super messy).
- Painter’s or masking tape
Winter Craft Project: Snowflake Paintings for Kids
Using painter’s or masking tape create the outline of a snowflake. Our canvas was relatively small so we chose three long pieces of tape (versus four). Use smaller rectangles of tape to create unique snowflake ends. This part was frustrating for my girls and they helped me reposition their tape several times before calling it good.
One the tape is all in place push it down again (and possibly one more time). Some bleeding of the paint may occur under the tape and the better you have pushed it down the less this will occur. Then paint. It is fun to mix some of the blues and to use a little white too.
Little Sister had so much fun painting that she asked for cardboard to paint. She painted the most adorable snowman. OK, so maybe I am a little biased, but I want to frame that piece of cardboard and hang it on the wall with the snowflakes. I am looking forward to seeing this art project every winter!
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