I have a love/hate relationship with snow. It can snow all it wants as long as I can stay home & the power stays on. I enjoy it a lot on those days. But, I feel like packin' up & movin' to town when the power's out for days or I slide into the ditch on my way up our hill to get home.
The snow itself can be good or bad, but the snow themed crafts are always awesome. I love them. This year we made some crafts together like our Catching Snowflakes from oil pastels, but the kids also completed individual crafts.
|Every year we make snowflakes. This year we stuck with the basic paper snowflake.|
|Most of the snowflakes were hung to create a background for our photo booth.|
|Mr. T used one of his snowflakes to craft this snowman. Idea from Lil' Country Kindergarten|
|My grandpa lives in an assisted living home. Occasionally the kids make him things to decorate his room. Princess K made him this penguin art. Idea from Deep Space Sparkle.|
|Capt. N made this silhouette picture & gave it to my grandpa. Idea from Apex Elementary Art.|
|Princess K cut out & pieced together Olaf. Printable from Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring.|
|A Family of Snowmen painted by Mr. T. Idea from Artsonia.|
|Mr. T also built a real snowman family.|
|Mr. T wrote a fun story about it snowing for 8 days straight. Papers from a Scholastic Monthly Idea Book.|
|As part of the Caldecott Medal Literature Pockets from Evan-Moor, Capt. N & I read Snowflake Bentley. It was an interesting story about a man who at at a very young age was intrigued with the individuality of snowflakes.|
|To go along with Snowflake Bentley Capt. N wrote Snowflake Similes.|
Snow is as Sparkly as Glitter
Snow is as White as an Egg Shell
|I tried taking macro shots of snowflakes like Wilson Bentley.|
|It was not easy. I do not have a macro lens for my camera & most of the flakes crumbled before or when they hit the black paper.|
|Although I never did get the perfect photo I was searching for, it was fun focusing on each snowflake.|
I'm assuming we're done with winter for this year. At least done with any measurable amounts of snow. So until next year, I think we're done with the snow crafts.
I hope spring has arrived for you, as well.
To check out more of our snow themed activities click here.