I got the recipe for “Snow Paint” from the wonderful book First Art by Mary Ann Kohl (which I would highly recommend for toddlers…focuses on the process rather than the finished product)
(It’s called Snow Paint because when it dries it’s supposed to look like snow; it has salt in it)
What You’ll Need:
1 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 c. water
What We Did:
I gave my 3 year old a piece of dark paper first as I thought it would make the paint sparkle more, but I can’t really say that it did.
So then I just gave him paintbrush type things (see above), an old toothbrush and whatever else I could find…
Honestly, he wasn’t very thrilled with this until I added the food coloring. Then the fun began and he started mixing and swirling.
I was bummed that my 19 month old slept through this. I think it would’ve been perfect for his age. Overall-not what I expected but a valuable art experience nonetheless!
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