Ms. Carissa's collection of empty spools finally comes in handy!
Art Project: Spool Snowflakes
empty thread spools (plastic washes off best)
containers to hold paint
dark construction paper
Book: Bunny's first snowflake / Wellington, Monica
What Kids Do:
some kids dipped the spool ends into the paint and stamped prints onto the paper
Hindsight Tip: have shallow paint bowls with a not too-thick layer of paint in the bottom so that the print is clearer (not just a blob of paint).
Variations to try:--have larger paint trays that would allow artist to roll the spools (like wheels) in the paint and then across their paper
--use cardboard tubes or corks or paper cups to make circles for snowmen instead!
--use bits of evergreen branches to make snowflakes
Adult Challenge: Follow your child's lead. There are so many ways to explore these materials! Let your child decide what they want to do with the materials without direction from you. They may surprise you!