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Painting a Snowy View

The weather is not cooperating with our preschool winter theme - seriously, who ever heard of Chicagoland being snowless in January?! Not ones to give up though, we decided to create our own snowy views by painting snowflakes on a few of our windows.

mini man in deep concentration 
big buddy took this activity very seriously,
he kept saying "i'm doing such a good job, daddy's
going to think you (mommy) painted them!" 
If you decide to try this activity at your house try adding a couple drops of dish washing detergent to your paint (we used tempera) - this makes it a lot easier to clean up.  If you don't have stencils, you could make some using old cereal boxes or contact paper.

I know as soon it comes I'll be wishing it away, but currently I'm really wanting a heavy snow fall. Snowmen, sledding, and snow angels sound very appealing right now. 


  1. Lovely! We need some of this. Weather is SO mild here. No snow in sight!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. looks so fun to decorate!
    let is snow..the kids got sleds from santa and are running around in shorts!

  3. Winter has arrived to IL! I do love the windows! I found you via It's Playtime and am a new follower. I have a new meme called Thematic Thursday and this week's theme is Winter/Snow. I'd love to see this post linked up. Find Thematic Thursday here.

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Whether or not snow falls soon here in Michigan, we will be painting snowflakes like these on our windows! Thanks for the great idea! (following from the It's Playtime linky)

  5. What a fun idea! We're finally getting our second snow of the season in WV...I can't believe it took this long! Love the window paintings!


  6. Cute idea! You are getting your wish!

  7. We've had such a tiny amount of snow in Michigan, too. But I just saw some pics from friends in Chicago and it looks like you got dumped on last night! Yeah for winter! (love the little snowflake decorations, too!)

  8. I love these stencils - perfect for patio doors and windows. I'd love for you to join the momstown link party this week - all winter crafts!

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