Activity: Winter Wonderland
- Macaroni, white paint, jar with top, wax paper, cardboard, blue paint or construction paper, glue, markers, glitter or glitter glue
- 30 minutes, plus drying time
- Art & Design
No two snowflakes look exactly the same—just as no two children's creative efforts are the same. This activity reinforces this idea while getting your child interested in a little winter creativity—without getting cold!
- different macaroni shapes, small to medium size
- white paint
- large glass or plastic jar with top
- wax paper
- large piece or pieces of cardboard
- blue paint or construction paper
- colored markers and crayons
- silver glitter or glitter glue
1. Place handfuls of different macaroni shapes into a jar, and add some white paint.
2. Shake well until all the macaroni has been coated with paint. (Hint: the thicker the paint, the easier and better the paint will stick).
3. Pour the macaroni out onto the wax paper and allow them to dry completely.
4. Paint the cardboard blue or cover it with blue construction paper.
5. Now get your budding scientist/artist to create and glue snowflakes of her imagination onto the cardboard.
6. Your child draws and glitters a real winter wonderland scene!
While your child is creating, explain how snowflakes are formed. If your child is older, and reading and writing on her own, ask her to write a story about one little snowflake.