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.
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
- oil pastels
- watercolor paper
- Snowflake punches 3 sizes: 2 inch, 1.5 inch, and 1inch
- stardust cardstock
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.
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.
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.
Here is a look at our final paintings
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