Wintery Tree Centerpiece
What you’ll need:
Glitter or Glitter Glue
Cover a brick of floral foam with aluminum foil (I love red holiday foil if you can find it!)
Select a stick
Paint it white
Insert the stick into the foil covered foam so that it will stand up. (You could paint the stick while it’s inserted into the foam, but you might get paint on the foil. If you cover it with glue and glitter it’s no biggie.)
While the paint is still wet, cover the stick with glitter
Apply glue to any areas that need more glitter
Use glitter glue if desired
Place a little glue around the base of the tree and add white glitter as snow.
Close up of the glitter. We used “Diamond Dust” glitter, for an especially frosty and snowy look. It’s hard to tell in the pix, but it sparkles like ice or diamonds.
Cork Stamp Snowman Snow Globe Oranament
Cut card stock into a circle
Use a cork and white paint to make a snowman, and snow at the bottom of the circle.
Use a Q-Tip or pencil eraser in white paint, to stamp small circles for falling snow.
Cut a square and long thin rectangle from black paper, for the hat.
Add eyes with marker or black paint.
Paint on an orange carrot nose with a toothpick.
Add buttons, arms, and a mouth if desired
Rice / Salt Snowflakes
We do a lot of art with salt at KidSPOT, so this time I wanted to try using rice!
Kids love pouring, and there’s a great sensory aspect to the project. You’ll notice, they like to run their fingers through the tray after shaking the excess of their design.
At KidSPOT, the non-profit art center I run on Saturday’s we did this project with rice.
I painted several squares of mat board blue.
After the paint dried, I placed one of the boards into a tray and made a snowflake with 3 straight lines of glue, intersecting each other in the middle.
Then sprinkled on some rice.
Completely covered the glue with rice and waited about a minute…
Then shook off the excess rice.
When doing this with little kids, they like to feel the rice before dumping it back in the container.
The other day I did some projects with my friend’s daughters, and we did this one with salt. They absolutely loved it!