Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Snowflake Study with art project

Today we did a a study on snowflakes since it was snowing out!  

We read the books The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino

Then, we read the book The Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren

For the art project you need:    a sheet of water color paper
                                               water colors
                                               black crayon
                                               kosher salt, or some kind of course salt

He asked me if I could draw the picture for him, so I did.  You will want to draw it in black crayon.  

Once it is drawn, have them start painting.

When they get to the background of the picture, they are going to want to make sure, that there is enough water in their paint on the paper.  

Before it dries, make sure you sprinkle salt on the water colors.  We did this as he was painting instead of waiting until the end.

Let the picture dry.

After it dries, you can dust off the salt.  Some of the crystals will be left behind, but it will just add to the snow scene in the background!



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  1. What wonderful books - and a great project!

  2. The Tomten is one of my favourite books from when I was small. Love the art too!