Want to make a snowflake canvas painting with your kids? Celebrate the season of snow and winter with these DIY snowflake finger paintings! This post contains affiliate links.
My sweet little kiddos aren't so little anymore. In fact, the oldest can start driving in February!
Even though they are a bit older, it doesn't mean they are too old for fun and messy crafts like finger painting.
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Supplies You'll Need to Make This Craft:
Using my Cricut, I cut four different snowflakes out of vinyl. You can search all of the different snowflake designs and pick your favorite!
Carefully remove the vinyl snowflakes from the paper backing and center on the front of the canvas.
I let each of the kids pick which snowflake they wanted...
pulled out the tote of acrylic paints...
and let them finger paint however they wanted. I gave them two rules, 1. no paint brushes and 2. you can't clean up until you are completely finished.
They started very delicately, it has been years since they had fingerpainted.
It was so much fun to watch them get into it, and the more fun they had with it, of course, the more paint they got on themselves and the canvases.
When everyone was done we did a group shot of just the messy hands.
The vinyl snowflakes were used as giant stickers, so when it is removed the canvas underneath will remain white while everywhere else is covered in paint. Here are the canvases completely painted while they are waiting to dry.
After a couple showers to clean up, they were dry and so the vinyl stickers were removed and the awesome works of art were revealed.
I love how proud they each were of their masterpieces. It did remind me of doing similar activities with them when they were only toddlers. We need to do this more often!
The handpainted masterpieces were hung by our Christmas Tree for all to see. They can now be brought out every year with the decorations and we'll remember the time we had fun painting with our fingers.
Our Crafting Essentials List:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- These MakerX Crafting Tools are perfect for keeping in the craft room, and are always ready when you need them!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!