When it's too cold to go outside (or too warm for snow), make some indoors with two simple ingredients!
Art Project: Indoor (warm) snow!
Snow / Shulevitz, Uri
Music to make art by:
Little seed songs for children / [sound recording] : Guthrie, Woody
What Kids Do:
some kids dug right in and mixed this stuff together with their hands.
--Mixing in individual bowls/buckets was a great idea. I'd originally envisioned this in large bowls that a whole table full of kids helped with, but each kid being able to interact with the materials in their own way was definitely the way to go.
--Plastic baggies to take home leftovers is recommended.
Variations to try:
try adding color?
Adult Challenge: Try not to mix this for your child. We discovered in the first class that if both adults and kids are mixing this stuff, almost all of the mixture just stuck to hands and there was nothing left to play with! Plus, the mixing is really the learning part of this activity. I realize that it's hard to keep your hands out of this tantalizing concoction, so I'd recommend getting your own bowl to play with!