Let’s learn how to make beautiful crystal like snowflakes! This pretty little snowflake craft is fun and easy to make. Plus you can learn about science while you create beautiful winter art! We love versatile projects. Let’s get started on this Water Color Snowflake Art Project!
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Water Color Snowflake Art
- 1 Sheet of Construction Paper.
- School Glue.
- Table Salt.
- Water Color Paint and Paint Brush.
Begin by making snowflakes with liquid school glue. You could pre-draw them, or freehand them. Start each snowflake with an X shape, then add a horizontal and vertical line through the X. Next, add circles or V shapes at the tips of each glue line to add dimension to the snowflakes.
Now, pour salt onto the glue, and allow it to dry.
Tap off the excess salt. If you are making several Water Color Snowflake Art projects, save the excess salt in a small cup, and reuse it.
Dip the water color paint brush into water, and moisten the water color paint. The paint needs to be almost dry to work. If you use too much water, it will dissolve the salt, and your project won’t work. This is because the polarity of water molecules enables water to dissolve many ionically bonded substances. Add paint to the end of the snowflake, and watch it travel up the salt. This is a chemical reaction between salt and water. Try mixing paint colors too.
This project is great for science and art classes and snow days at home.
That’s it, I hope you enjoyed creating your Winter science art project!