We don’t get a winter vortex in Las Vegas-and I don’t miss the 23 years I scraped windshields in Buffalo. I do miss the beauty and quiet of snow. Snow insulates sound. I grew up next to a busy four lane street and when it snowed there was hardly any sounds from the traffic. It’s peaceful and there’s nothing more fun as a kid than playing in the snow. I went sledding and snowman making every winter. My friends and I threw snowballs at each other in the school yard. My boys will be growing up with palm trees instead.
Since the boys won’t be seeing much snow or feel bitter cold I thought it was time to try some cold sensory art experiences out.
We did this activity with the My Petite Picassos Playgroup and t was a hit. I used Swedish fish silicone trays from Ikea and filled them with water. After, I added a drop of gel food coloring. I mixed it using a baby foods phone. You can also use a toothpick or straw. I pop them in the freezer for about an hour and a half and they were all set. We used it on card stock so the paper wouldn’t buckle. The kids had so much fun! One little boy painted for an entire hour!