Crafts for Kids Famous Artists Winter

Textured Snow Paint

Texture is one of the basic elements of art. And, your child is going to love learning with this easy textured snow paint! In this texture art activities not only is she going to learn about texture, but she’ll also explore the science of seasons (winter, that is) and famous artists Van Gogh too.  This texture art for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students this January. This winter art project for kids is perfect for a cold, snowy day!

Texture is one of the basic elements of art. And, your child is going to love learning with this easy textured snow paint! In this texture art activities not only is she going to learn about texture, but she’ll also explore the science of seasons (winter, that is) and famous artists Van Gogh too.  This texture art for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students this January. This winter art project for kids is perfect for a cold, snowy day!

Textured Snow Paint

It’s cold out. Too cold to play outside. But, your kiddo sees the snow and wants her chance with it. Now what? If you just can’t imagine bundling your child up and taking her out into the freezing temps, try a snowy art activity indoors with this textured snow paint. This texture art projects is so simple it is fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1 and grade 2 students.

Texture art activities

Before beginning this art exploration, talk to your child about what she sees outside. If you don’t live in a cold climate, take a look at a snow-filled picture, a photograph or a video online.

  • Ask your child how what she sees is different from other seasons.
  • What does the winter have that the spring, summer and fall don’t (snow)?
  • What colors are different?
  • How do you dress differently?
  • Why do you need to dress differently?
  • You can also come up with your own open-ended questions (questions that don’t have “yes” or “no” answers) about winter.
  • If it’s possible, bring a bucket of snow inside – use a magnifying glass to examine the flakes, touch the snow and watch it melt!

 

Van Gogh Art Project

Okay, so we’re still not ready for the art-making. At least, not yet. It’s time to talk about texture and the artists who use it. Use the word “texture,” giving your child a new vocab word. Ask your child to touch different objects (such as the floor, a carpet, a towel, a plate) and tell you how they feel. Younger children may have difficulty differentiating between “feel” as in texture and “feel” as in emotions. If your child says that the towel feels happy, rephrase the question as, “What texture does the towel have when you touch it?” (and giggle at the adorable answer).

You can connect the idea of texture to real works of art. It’s time for some art-viewing! Take a look at a reproduction (in a book, a poster or online) of a highly textured artwork. Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet all have examples of works where you can see the texture. Ask your child how she thinks

an artist can create textures using paint? If she’s not sure, talk about making the paint thicker, layering it on and using shorter brush strokes.

Now it’s your child’s turn to create a textures painting (with a snowflake theme).

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • White tempera paint
  • Cotton balls
  • Blue card stock paper
  • Silver, blue or opal glitter
  • Optional: Other glitter colors or craft sand
pour tempura paint on plate, dip cotton balls and make textured snow on construction paper

Texture art for kids

Pour the tempera onto a piece of wax paper or a paper plate (as a palette).  Dip a cotton ball into the paint.

Press the paint-covered cotton ball onto the blue paper (it’s the winter sky!) over and over again.

make falling snow or one big pile of snow

Snow texture paint

Your child can make one big snowflake or several smaller ones. She’ll need to dip the cotton ball into the paint several times.

If the ball starts to fall apart, give her a new one.

sprinkle glittler on the white paint to make shimmering new fallen snow fun crafts

Snow art preschool

Sprinkle the glitter on top. This gives the paint print even more texture.

winter snow art project for kids inspired by van gogh

Texture painting for kids

Optional: Add a rainbow of glitter or mix craft sand in with more paint and layer it on top (this creates a deeper texture).

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Famous Artist Projects for Kids

We have LOTS of other fun famous Artists for kids projects you won’t want to miss!

Snow Volcano Kids will have fun with this melting snowman where they will melt the snowman using a fun winter science experiment. This snowman activity is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten to sneak in a fun winter STEM activity where they will build a snowman and then melt it with snow science experiments observing simple chemistry for kids. Kids will love this fun snowman activity that allows them to sneak in a little science to a cold, winter day! Snowman eruptions are so easy, and this is such a cute project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  In these winter science experiments children will watch the effect of baking soda and vinegar in a silly and outrageously FUN snow experiments.

Winter science activities for preschoolers

Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!

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Snowman Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources!

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Winter Printables

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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