Read It Make It: Snowflakes

Reading The Snow Dancer written by Addie Boswell and illustrated by Mercè López to your child will have you feeling nostalgic for the snow days you had as a child. Everyone remembers the feeling of your parents coming in your room and announcing “it’s a snow day”. Today we are notified via email or text, but the thrill is just the same.

The Snow Dancer follows Sophia through her entire snow day. She is excited from beginning to end. We can all relate to Sophia’s experiences. As we get deeper into winter, be sure to share this adorable story with your child. Afterwards, your child can make a one-of-a-kind snowflake craft.

Salt Painted Snow Flakes

Materials

  • Table Salt
  • School Glue (a glue stick will not work for this craft)
  • Card stock (any color)
  • Watercolors
  • Cup of water
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Using the school glue “draw” several snowflake shapes on the card stock.
  2. Sprinkle table salt all over the glue snowflakes. Be sure to cover them liberally. Shake the excess salt into the garbage.
  3. Let the snowflakes dry.
  4. Choose a color from the watercolors and paint the salted snowflakes. If you touch the paintbrush to the salt snowflake the color will spread throughout the snowflake. Have fun and mix colors.

Sit back and admire you beautiful creation!