If you live somewhere where Winter means snow then use it to your advantage! We love using real snow for play, and painting snow is such a fun toddler activity idea.
What paint do you use to paint snow?
The easiest way to make paint for snow is to mix food coloring and water. Honestly it really is that easy!
How to use your snow paint?
As you can see from the photos below there are quite a few different ways that you can use your snow paint. This means that you can have a different 'snow painting' activity over a few days.
The most popular items to use for snow painting are:
Painting the Snow Outdoors
I do love getting toddlers outside in all weather so why not take them outside for a while and paint on the snow outside.
Our lovely Facebook group members shared some of their outdoor snow painting activities with their toddlers.
Stephanie made pictures in the snow.
Jackie used her sensory bin to make an outside snow painting sensory bin - what a fun Winter activity!
Christina used snow paint on their snowman! What a fun idea!
Indoor Snow Painting Activities
While painting the snow outside is lots of fun, it does get cold very quickly so why not bring the snow inside and turn this into a fun indoor toddler activity instead.
Kelsey used foam brushes to set up her snow painting activity.
Alyssa brought the snow inside and put it in her sensory bin, setting up paint cups and brushes. She also put some towels underneath to help with any mess.
Cassie used a plastic container to keep her snow contained and then used paintbrushes to paint the snow.
There are also a variety of different ways to paint - using a pastry brush, some measuring cups and the dropper from my favorite fine motor set (you can get it HERE on Amazon).
Trish used the squeeze bottles and a plastic container for her snow painting activity.
Sarah shared her idea of snow painting using foam brushes. She set hers up in a tub.
I hope this has given you some fun ideas for how to paint the snow with your toddler or preschooler.
If you are lucky enough to have snow where you are you might also like to see more fun real snow activity ideas.
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