Painting On Snow

Painting on Snow | Mama Papa Bubba

After our recent attempt at painting on snow turned out to be painting on ice, we decided to give snow painting another go this morning.

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What else are you to do when you wake up to {another} fresh blanket of snow, right?

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While Grae collected snow in our rectangular baking dish…

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I prepped our paints.  Just like last time, we used acrylics and watered them down to a watercolour-like consistency.  Again, we probably would have used washable tempera paints if at home, but when you’re on vacation, you use what you have.

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With our snow packed down and smoothed out, Grae began painting.

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Turns out, painting on snow is quite different than painting on ice!

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The snow slurped up the paint like crazy, making it fun to layer it on and experiment with different intensities.

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Grae also noticed that using the layering technique, she could create new colours.  {Check out that purple dot in the centre – pretty cool, right?}

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Despite the fact that we were able to rinse the paint off and try the process a second time when painting on ice, painting on snow actually held Miss G’s attention for quite a bit longer.  I don’t know if it was just her mood or her obsession with snow, but she really, really enjoyed it.

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Here’s her finished product.  Pretty, isn’t it?

 

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