Weekend Rewind — Paint the Snow!

Hope everyone is having a fun Sunday! Here’s a post from last year’s archives, and an activity we would love to do again while there is still snow on the ground — snow painting! Enjoy!

This afternoon, Emily and I took some spray bottles filled with a few drops of food coloring and some water to do snow painting. This was a big hit! I had to bribe her with some hot cocoa to get her to come back inside.

I helped her spell her name out in the snow…

Do you plan to try snow painting with your family? I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment and share your stories with us!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    It's been a long time since I've seen this post. It does, however, remind me that you used my spray bottle for this. Where did it go?

    Someone needs to keep the cats in line. They are running rampant now!


  2. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Mark — Look under the sink. You didn't think that green bottle was glass cleaner, did you?

  3. @Valerie

    Great. Well, umm.. you always wanted green cats, right?

    I sure hope so, because it's too late.

  4. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Mark — I haven't noticed. They must be hiding in shame.

  5. I have been planning to do this for the longest time. Thanks for the reminder. We have lots of snow on the ground right now.

  6. What a cute idea! I will definitely have to do this with Jenny this year… after I finally buy the poor girl some new boots (she's been begging for weeks to go out and play in the snow, but I was waiting to make sure she didn't get any boots for Christmas/birthday)! Thanks for the idea and pictures! 🙂

  7. My kids love snow paint. So much so I need to find bigger bottles.

  8. Can koozies says

    Great. Well, you always wanted white cats, right?

  9. What a cute idea!!! We almost never have enough snow to actually do that, but we have a *chance* of snow later this week. I only have one child, and she's 13…but I know she'd still think this is cool!

  10. Just Breathe says

    What a simple idea that surely would be fun!

  11. fab idea! If only we had some snow to do it on!!

  12. You've got snow and we've got rain. So we have been out in the rain with paper plates containing small amounts of food colouring.

    We have to use the weather to our crafty advantage!

  13. always wanted to try this! maybe this will be the year!

  14. mama smiles says

    This activity has been on my to-try list for a couple years now – maybe this is the year to finally try it!

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  16. The Domestic Contessa says

    What a fun idea! Our little guy will love this – once the temps warm up just a little around here!

  17. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ The Domestic Contessa — We are in the same boat. It's FREEZING here, but should warm up a bit later this week.

  18. we use this same method to color our snowmen. Very fun!

    PS: don't get to comment much, but I get your rss feed and LOVE your blog Thank you!!!!

  19. Val in the Rose Garden says

    That is SO funny! That is what my kids were doing this time last year too! Gosh… we are so alike.

  20. Great idea!!! we tried it today and it was big, big fun: http://pomyskowo.blogspot.com/2010/02/malowanie-sniegu.html
    I love your ideas 🙂