There are some kids that just don’t like the winter. We used to have one of those kids. That is, until we tempted her outside with promises of colored snowmen, castles and snow paint. Now, she’s five and you can’t keep her inside during the winter because there are so many things to do – but her little sister? Five minutes and she’s done.
Ten cents per bottle, this squirt bottle paint takes about one point five seconds to make and promises a good few minutes of fun (or until your hands get too cold).
Spray Bottle Snow Paint
Use empty squirt bottles and four to six drops of food coloring to get your desired color or shade. The Neon colors are really fun and you can make new colors all the time. Just run the bottle through the dishwasher to get rid of the previous colored water, or use hot water from the tap. It takes moments to refill, and can provide so much fun outside creating art on the snow forts
Bonus? The snow spraypaint for outdoor winter toddler crafts is diluted enough that it’s not going to stain the pavement or deck. Just the snow!
Tip: Teach them how to adjust the spray on the bottle to create different effects in their snow art.
Squirt Bottle Snow Paint
Squirt bottles are smaller, and more friendly to smaller toddler hands. They’re an easy way to stay outside for a few minutes and create some colors with the easy to squeeze bottles (we found ours at Bulk Barn). For this one, I used the gel coloring that we had on hand and dipped a popsicle stick into the color, swished it around the water and replaced the cap.
The color was diluted enough in the water to prevent the hands getting stained, and the squirt bottle was easily used with hands that were covered in mittens (although Violet took hers off so two seconds into being outside).
An easy way to occupy the kids outside and bring something new to the snow, painting the snow is one of our winter fun activities that we do again and again during the colder weather.