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Snowflakes on Textured Paper

Make some easy snowflake art for kids by placing paper punch snowflakes over a textured watercolor background, always a fun combination.

Snowflake painting

Try blending several shades of blue on good watercolor paper and sprinkle salt to add more texture. Brush it off when dry and glue down punched out paper snowflakes.

Super simple and gets amazing results every time. Better yet is that you can now buy those two liquid watercolor paints separately online, you don’t have to get an entire pack just because you want two colors. Thank you Amazon!

MATERIALS

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DIRECTIONS

1. Paint a sheet of watercolor paper generously with several shades of blue liquid watercolor paint. The goal is to make large “blobs” of each color that overlap just a bit. The paint makes wonderful organic shapes when allowed to just run together. Too much blending with the brush and you lose all those variations so a light hand is recommended.

2. While the paint is still wet (very important) sprinkle flakes of salt all around. I think the coarse kosher salt makes the most dramatic results. Let dry until all the wetness is gone.

3. Brush off all the salt on the painting with your hands.

4. Makes snowflakes from the card stock paper with a paper punch. Arrange randomly on the painting. Glue flakes to painting and trim off any that extend over the edge.

My favorite thing about this winter snowflake art is the plastic trading card sleeves that instantly make the art look laminated. Hides any imperfect gluing too.

winter art for kids

MATERIALS

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Use liquid watercolor paints on watercolor paper cut to the ATC size: 2.5″ x 3.5″. Random “blobs” were overlapped just a bit until the cards are filled with color.
  2. While wet, sprinkle salt on top and allowed to dry for a few minutes. It will absorb the water and make some cool, textured spots. Repeat with 8 more cards.
  3. While the cards are drying, punch many snowflakes from white paper, the heaviest your punch will allow you to do.
  4. Rub the salt off the cards and glue snowflakes on top. If the flake goes over the edge, it is trimmed off with a scissors.
  5. Place the cards in a plastic trading card sleeve.

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