Thursday, January 23, 2014

Painted Snow Hearts

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Painting snow on a winter day is such a fun thing to do.  We have even painted a snowman before.  However, we were hit with frigid temperatures here for awhile.  Like frostbite-within-minutes-why-do-I-even-live-here-stupid-cold frigid (and yes, that's the technical term...haha).  So our outdoor play was put on hold while we hibernated through the -40 C or colder temperatures.  When it was finally a normal winter temperature, we headed outside for some outdoor play.  And since we were in the mood for Valentine's Day activities, I brought out some supplies to make some hearts in the snow.

Celebrate Valentine's Day by painting some snow hearts from And Next Comes L

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Remember these red hearts that were once a Valentine's Day mobile?  Well, they became our stencils for this activity.  You could always substitute some heart cookie cutters instead.

Hearts in the snow from And Next Comes L

In two spray bottles, one for J and one for K so they wouldn't fight, I mixed water with about 10-12 drops of red food coloring.  Liquid watercolors could be used instead of red food coloring if you have them on hand.  Then let the kids spray paint the snow!

K was really into this activity.  Mind you, he likes anything that involves using a spray bottle!  J, on the other hand, was excited to finally head outside and just play in the snow.  So while K painted hearts, J demolished a huge mound of snow and turned it into a slide.  PS: How AWESOME is K's winter hat?!  Have you seen a cuter moose?

Spray painting hearts in the snow for Valentine's Day from And Next Comes L

Spray painting hearts in the snow for Valentine's Day from And Next Comes L

When the heart stencil is removed, you'll be left with a beautiful painted snow heart.

A spray painted heart in the snow for Valentine's Day from And Next Comes L

And after just four hearts, K happily joined J in demolishing the giant pile of shoveled snow, but at least my snowbanks looked colorful for awhile.

Celebrate Valentine's Day by painting some snow hearts from And Next Comes L

Have you painted snow before?  If not, you should give it a try.  Then be sure to check out these other fun Valentine's Day ideas from my series co-hosts:

Creating with Hearts on the Light Table from Still Playing School

Show Me The Love: Valentine's Crafts and Activities for Kids at And Next Comes L

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4 comments:

  1. This is AWESOME!!! I so want to get outside and do this! Also, I pretty much can't even handle K's hat. It's beyond adorable!

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    1. Haha! Yes, everywhere we go people talk about his hat. It is so ridiculously awesome! I HAD to buy it as soon as I saw it.

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  2. How fun would these be to surprise neighbors and loved ones with?! Heart bombed on Valentine's Day! Great idea!

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    1. Oooh that would be fun to heart bomb some neighbors!!

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