I can't believe I'm about to say this, given my public resentment of it, but desperate times call for desperate measures! So, alas, I resorted to Pinterest (follow this link to follow me). And, ya know, it was actually pretty.. informative! As long as you don't allow yourself to become, well, obsessed, then it can be fun!
I took ideas from a couple of different pins to make a combo craft for Valentine's Day. I made Glitter Snow Paint (with my own shortcut) to use on a Heart Handprint.
Here's how it happened:
Glitter Snow Paint on a Heart Handprint
What You'll Need:
Foam Shaving Cream
1 Mixing Bowl per glitter color (disposable saves you time)
Painting Implements (we used a 1in brush and a textured sponge cut in pieces)
Matte Finish Posterboard (foam cutouts work best but the poster did ok, too)
How To Do It:
Combine equal parts of shaving cream and glitter glue in the mixing bowls until the glitter is well blended
Fold the posterboard in half and trace your child's hand with their thumb and forefinger on the fold and cut it out.
When you open it, it looks like they're holding a heart!
Now let your little Picasso get to work
When it dries, it will be glittery and puffy like snow!
At the request of The Toddler wanting to play with the pretty snow, we made handprints, too. Just slop on some snow paint onto a hand, foot, whatever, and slap it down on the posterboard. If they smush or smear, you may have to fill in the holes for the best results.
VOILA! Instant grandparent gifts and at least 45 minutes of less whining about the snow outside. CHEERS!