Snowflake Painting Activity for Kids
Tape resist Snowflake Painting is Easy!
To go along with our snow day this week, we also did some snowflake painting. We also tried this other neat snowflake painting with a glue resist technique! This snowflake painting is easy and fun and a perfect winter activity for kids. We have so many to share this year. We love easy to set up activities like our snowflake painting, snowflake oobleck and our snowflake slime!
Snowflake canvases are a beautiful decoration too!
We were given some brand new but damaged canvases from one of my husband’s work friends. Although they were still wrapped in plastic, they were water damaged (and had leaves inside, weird since they were totally sealed with the leaves inside)! However, I like free and I knew that it was really only our adult eyes that noticed the limits rather than the possibilities of these canvases. I decided we might as well put them to use for our snowflake painting.
Snowflake Painting Set Up
I placed two canvases on our activity table. One canvas was for the painters tape snowflakes and one canvas was for our coffee filter stencil snowflakes. I also set out a big bowl of blue paint! Simple! Easy snowflake painting!
Tape Resist Snowflake Painting
I made the first one so that Liam had a visual of what to do with the tape! I gave him pieces of tape and he placed them as he wanted on the canvas. We talked about how no two are alike even the ones we make. He noticed his were different from mine and also different from each other even though he made them all. He said he was making a snow storm and was happy to make quite a few for our snowflake painting!
Coffee Filter Stencil Snowflake
I folded the coffee filters and marked out lines to hopefully make snowflakes! He was eager to try it and did a great job. I have never really made snowflakes before but it couldn’t be easier with coffee filters. Fold in half and then fold again. I made lines for Liam or free-hand it if you like! We need new scissors since I think they were more of a hinderance than his emerging skills! We made four snowflakes for our snowflake painting and spread them out on the canvas.
Our mission: To paint everything blue! We did a little together and he did a lot on his own. I let him paint it as he wished but did help him paint down the edges of the coffee filters so they would stay in place first. We had to be more careful with the stencils than the tape. You may want to consider that with your child! I did not clean up his brush strokes but rather enjoyed the different ways he used the brush. I did encourage him to smooth out pools of paint.
Snowflake Painting Completed!
Our snowflake paintings are so pretty! I do recommend from experience to take off the coffee filters before they dry completely! I did not do this and used an exacto knife to peel off as much as I could. Liam thought they looked beautiful when he saw them. Of course, he paid no mind to the bits of coffee filter stuck to the canvas still. Kids eyes are wonderful for seeing beauty first. Good to remember for us adults!
Now we have winter art with these snowflake paintings to decorate our house all season long!