It is still snowing, so we are making the most of it before spring hits! Remember the wonderful snowman the kids made in the kitchen a few weeks ago. We followed the same concept, but this time we decided to see what it would look like as the painted snow melted.
We used our art trays (found at IKEA in the kitchen section) with cooling racks set on top to contain the snow as it melted. Watercolor paper works great since the paper will become soaked as the snow melts. Pile the snow on to your paper and begin painting. I limited the kids to green, blue and purple so we did not end up will “muddy” images.
As the snow melts, the colors mingle together beautifully. We added salt to encourage the snow to melt faster. Partly because I love how salt creates great texture and sparkles with watercolors, but mostly we were impatient and wanted the snow to melt faster. After the kids finished we placed the trays on the radiators to aide in the melting process. I may have turned up the heat as well. I love radiators for drying art work and for warming my coat and mittens in the winter!
As the snow melted it starts to pool and run so make sure that the tray is deep enough to catch all the drips. I love how they turned out!