Snowflake Pictures

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You can create pictures that look like snowflakes by using old strawberry baskets and paint or glitter.

By Gena Yarbrough [Gena is an Saltillo Elementary in Saltillo, MS.]

What You Need:

  • small vegetable or fruit baskets – one per every 3 children is best
  • washable white glue
  • silver glitter
  • OR
  • white paint
  • paintbrushes
  • sturdy paper (dark color)
  • shallow pans or trays

What You Do:

There are two ways to make snowflake prints…

Version One – Glitter

  1. Discuss the linear quality of the baskets.
  2. With help of teacher, children cut out a circle from the bottom of the fruit basket. (The type which has a radiating pattern is best.) You should end up with a “snowflake template”.
  3. Dip the template into glue in a tray.
  4. Help child lightly and gently stamp glue covered template onto paper. There should be a glue print left on the paper.
  5. Sprinkle glitter over glue “print”.
  6. Shake excess glitter off.
  7. Allow to dry.
  8. Extend by writing about snow, winter, Christmas memories, etc.

Version Two – Paint

  1. With help of teacher, children cut out a circle from the bottom of the fruit basket. (The type which has a radiating pattern is best.) You should end up with a “snowflake template”.
  2. Dip the template into white paint in a tray.
  3. Help child lightly and gently stamp the paint-covered template onto paper. There should be a “snowflake” print left on the paper.

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