My kids LOVE to play in the snow. Although this time we added a twist, no bundling up! Often as I am setting up fun projects I keep the girls guessing as to what we are going to do. I love their anticipation as I start pulling out spoons, eye droppers, muffin tins, measuring cups, and food coloring. (I spread a plastic table cloth on the kitchen floor to catch the mess.) Still the girls are trying to guess what we are going to create. The looks on their faces were so sweet when I brought in the tubs of fresh snow. It did not take long for them to dive in to their buckets.
I filled only 6 on the muffin tins with food coloring, and left 6 empty so they could mix their own colors. They used their tea pots from our play kitchen to add water for the new colors. Eye droppers and syringes were used to move the color from the muffin tins to anywhere that needed a little color. I wish I would have started saving the eye droppers from infant medicine sooner, they come in handy for lots of fun projects. Both girls really enjoyed creating new colors, their greatest discovery was creating brown and black. Too funny! They started out just mixing colors and adding them to the snow, but soon they were digging in the snow and creating snowmen. Their fingers did get a bit chilly, but they did not seem to mind.
I was curious how long the snow would last inside before it melted too much to use, and was pleasantly surprised at how slowly it melted. The girls were busy for a couple of hours and the snow had shrunk but that was all. This is a perfect project for those days that are either to cold to play outside or there is that unfortunate “to-do list” that has to get done. Boo! I hate “list” days, but those days go so much smoother when there is a fun project that can entertain the kiddos.
It was so fun to watch the girls create. My favorite is the little top hats that Bree made for her skinny snowmen. This project was a big hit!