Yes that is snow on the ground in this picture, welcome to Canada and the Prairies in October, the land where children have to wear snow suits under their costumes on Halloween.
I was scrolling through Pinterest when I saw this craft and I thought what a perfect way to distract the kids for a bit, plus I just thought it was super cute! I painted the trees for the kids on thick scrap booking paper with some black acrylic paint, I let it dry before they went at it.
The Supplies You Need:
A Handful of Q-Tips
2 Rubber Bands
2 Pieces of Thick White Scrap Booking Paper
A Small Paint Brush
Various Paint Colours
Other stuff I used was two old cereal boxes cut open so I could use as a place mat for them to paint on. I also used two lids of some old yogurt containers to put their paints on so I could easily throw it away when they were done.
With the small paint brush paint a tree on each piece of paper with black acrylic paint, allow it to dry before they start painting.
Take your Q-Tips and bundle them up and take the rubber band and wrap it around the Q-Tips to keep them secure and tight.
Set up the spots at the table for the kids, pour a bit of each colour onto the yogurt lids and put at their spots.
Always remember to put a bib or smock on your kids because getting paint off of clothing can be a real pain in the butt!
After they are covered with a smock or bib just let them go for it and see their little minds get creative! Olivia ended up doing a pumpkin and a cat, Colton wanted a little bat in the sky.
The kids really enjoyed this craft and they actually did it for about 45 minutes, they wanted to keep adding more. What the best part was for me is I had all of this at home in my cupboards or in my craft supplies. A great place you can go to get lot's of cheap supplies for kids crafts is Dollarama, or your local dollar store. With kids crafts you really don't need the fanciest supplies. Paints run around $1 per bottle at dollar stores.
So if you are looking for something fun to do that doesn't cost a lot then this is a great craft for you and the kids!
Happy almost Halloween!
A little about me
Just a BC girl living in a Alberta world on a cattle ranch nestled near Kananaskis country. I love all things food, my husband and my two beautiful children. I am always looking for inspiration through the world around me.