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Snowball Family

This art activity was inspired by Snowballs. To learn more about the book and to see all our Snowballs activities, click here

No matter the climate where you live, mix up a batch of our “snow” and watch your young reader create a snow family collage for your home. Although ours is created as a triptych of a piece of folded cardboard, a flat piece of cardboard or paper will work just as well – especially if there are multiple snow creations to create!

The “snow” is simply glue and shaving cream but what fun to paint with! Working with the concoction fells like painting with whipped topping or melting ice cream, but unlike those sticky substances, our “snow” will keep its fluffy texture after it dries.

Snowballs Shaving Cream Puffy Paint

Snowballs
Decorated Snowballs Family

Snowball Family 

Supplies

  • White Glue
  • Shaving Cream (not menthol)
  • Paper, cardstock or cardboard
  • Paintbrush
  • Container for mixing
  • Found objects – bits of fabric and paper, buttons, feathers, stickers, string, etc.

 

How To Do It

  1. Measure equal parts white glue and shaving cream.
  2. Mix the two ingredients together. It should be very thick and fluffy.
  3. Using the paintbrush, paint your snow family on the cardboard.
  4. Lay flat to allow the snow scene to dry.
  5. Using glue, add found objects to complete the snow family.
  6. Lay flat to allow glue to dry.

 

Why We Like This Activity

  • The consistency of the “snow” concoction is a fun sensory activity.
  • Using found objects to complete the snow family encourages young minds to use imagination, creativity and problem solving skills. 
  • Grasping the paintbrush and gluing on objects helps build fine motor control.

 

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