Snowflake paintings: A “How-to” tutorial from All Fired Up

Snowflake2This simple craft will keep the kids entertained, and you’ll end up with a beautiful, wintry decoration! This craft is appropriate for all painting skill levels.

Materials required: small canvas, old newspaper, painter’s tape, a paintbrush, a smock, light and dark blue paint, and a paper plate.

Prep your child’s canvas by attaching painter’s tape in the shape of a snowflake. Your shape can be as simple or as detailed as you like – each one is unique! Press down all the edges firmly.Squeeze a small amount of light blue and dark blue paint onto your paper plate. Make sure your little artist is wearing a smock to keep the paint off their clothes, and lay plenty of old newspaper down over the table to protect it. Then, hand your little one a brush, and let them paint all over the canvas! It is fairly important that they cover up all the white spaces, or at least as much as their patience will allow. There is no rhyme or reason to this step, so just let them have fun!

Snowflake1Set the canvas to the side until the paint is mostly dry. Then, peel up the painter’s tape to reveal the snowflake below! Allow the work to dry completely, and hang anywhere in the house!

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