Are you covered in snow? If so, head out and bring the snow indoors for a fun snow painting activity for kids. This indoor snow painting is tons of fun, and they can stay warm as they create fun colors and designs in the snow.
It seems some areas are loaded with snow and others are starting to see hints of spring. Keep this easy snow activity in the back of your mind to do with your kids the next snow you get.
Indoor Snow Painting
With literally simple ingredients you can make a safe paint to color your snow, and even nibble on it if you want. This is so fun, and you will create snow art, that you can snap a picture of to remember the fun!
Snow Day Activity
With all the snow on the ground, bring the outdoors in and help curb cabin fever with this snow art. You can honestly do this anytime you got snow falling. Just need enough to scoop up and play.
Is the snow safe to eat?
If you reach for clean snow and then use food color, yes it will be safe to eat. Some people swear to not eat snow, but as a kid growing up eating snow, it is something you can choose on your own.
We always ate fresh snow. You don’t want to eat snow that has been sitting, as the wind blows it can get dirt, debris etc in it. I won’t advise one way or another, you choose. Either way, painting the snow alone is worth it.
What do I need for this indoor snow activity?
How to Do Snow Activity
Fill the container with snow. If you are using a plastic container, you can go out and scoop it upright in that container. Any size container works.
Head to the Dollar Tree to find cheap plastic containers!
Then fill 1/2 cup water in a squeeze bottle with food coloring, and then shake tom ix.
Shake, squeeze and paint on the snow! Once done, repeat with more snow!
Do as many or as few colors as you want. It is up to you how much you want to do.
Can I do this outside?
If you don’t want to bring the outside in, go ahead and bundle up and head outdoors to play in the snow if you want! Just paint right on the ground if you want. The snow will melt and soak into the ground like normal.
Now if you do this on a sidewalk or cemented area, the food coloring could slightly stain. I would recommend doing it on the grass to not have to worry about any food color residue staining.
More Activities For Indoor Fun
- Fill the container with snow. Put 1/2 cup of water in a squeeze bottle and add 10 drops of food coloring.
- Or 1 cup of water and 20 drops, depending on how much snow you’re painting! Shake and squeeze on the snow!
- Refill squeeze bottles for different colors or use multiple squeeze bottles for different colors.