Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes Painting

Winter is always such fun to do activities for. There are so many great winter themes. We have been enjoying doing our fun winter activities. It has not been as snowy for us this year.

We have been having fun doing snow painting and craft projects. It is fun to bring winter inside when you don’t have any or if you just miss it. I know that are people who never get snow that loves doing snow projects.

Today’s watercolor and oil pastel snowflake painting are super simple and easy to do.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes Painting - easy snowflake painting activity that many different ages can do together - 3Dinosaurs.com

We read the book Snow. I love how the story goes where you start with one small snowflake and end up with lots of snowflakes. It is always a fun one for us to read. We read it almost every year. We also like read The Snowy Day.

What you need for the painting activity

We use the snowflake punches to make our stencils. We used cardstock to make sure they lasted. Plus if the stencil broke we could make another one really easy.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes Painting - easy snowflake painting activity that many different ages can do together - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we made our paintings

We use the oil pastel crayon to color the snowflakes. You could do this any way you wanted. You could color over the top or trace inside the snowflake stencil. I think we did a mix of this for each of us. We found that tracing inside the stencil worked best.

One of my girls needs fine motor skill work. I had her use a small broken piece of an oil pastel crayon for her coloring. It worked on her fine motor skills without her knowing that was why she was doing it.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes Painting - easy snowflake painting activity that many different ages can do together - 3Dinosaurs.com

Once we put on all the snowflakes that we wanted, we painted the paper. I suggested using blue and purple colors. I love the watercolors we use because it gives us so many variations of each of the colors. I just told them colors they decided how they wanted to paint the paper. We painted the whole paper.

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes Painting - easy snowflake painting activity that many different ages can do together - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our final paintings

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes Painting - easy snowflake painting activity that many different ages can do together - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes Painting - easy snowflake painting activity that many different ages can do together - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes Painting - easy snowflake painting activity that many different ages can do together - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes Painting - easy snowflake painting activity that many different ages can do together - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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