Puffy Painted Snowman

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shavingcreamsnowmanI have been up since 4.30am with my youngest, and now she is sleeping and I am wide awake! I thought I may as well update with the last couple of Winter and Christmas inspired crafts that we have been up to during the holidays before the new year begins.

A few days ago we made this really fun cold, puffy painted snowman from an idea I read on Growing a Jeweled Rose. When I first read the ingredients and that the paint would dry puffy I thought it was going to be a difficult scientific project just to make the paint but nope – ridiculously easy and simple! It was just a case of putting the can of shaving cream and glue bottle in the fridge the night before we were planning on using it, taking them out the fridge and making equal parts of each and there it was – Shivery Snow Paint.

What you need:

Shaving Cream

White School Glue

Glitter (optional)

Card – to paint on and for the snowman’s eyes, nose and buttons

What we did:

  • I placed the can of shaving cream and glue bottle in the fridge overnight.
  • About 10 minutes before we began making our snowman I took the glue out of the fridge to get it flowing.
  • I mixed equal parts of shaving cream and glue into a bowl.
  • If you want, you can mix in some glitter to make it sparkle.
  • O then used a paint brush to explore the bowl of ‘snow paint’ a little and loved the fact that the paint was cold like real snow!
  • He then began painting his snowman onto some card. I painted a snowman alongside him to show him how to do it, but he did all of his painting himself.
  • I cut out some eyes and buttons for our snowmen from black card and some orange triangles for the nose.
  • We left them to dry overnight and the ‘snow paint’ dried puffy.

A really lovely winter themed craft that we would definitely do again. It is really simple to make; an older child could even help to make the snow paint. I love that this paint was cold so could used a bit of a sensory activity before the painting begun and the fact that once it was dry it dried puffy and looked and felt really different and unusual to our usual paintings.

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