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Thursday, January 21, 2010

White-Out Snow Craft


All of our kids had a great time working on this craft ~ especially Kaleb. Actually, Kaleb had way too much fun. By fun, I mean that Kaleb was painting his face with the white-out brush, painting the table, took a lick of white-out, and then dropped it on the floor.  Now I’m trying to figure out how to get white-out off my wood floor.

BUT the end result was much better than the actual process, so maybe MY misfortune can help you all find a better process. :)

The project is actually two layers ~ a transparency sheet lays over top of a picture that your child has colored. Then you add ‘snow’ to the picture by painting on the transparency layer.


What You’ll Need:

  • a jar of white-out
  • white paper
  • clear tape
  • colored pencils
  • transparency sheets
  • scissors or paper cutter

How to Make Your Snow Scene:

Our pictures were a half sheet of paper {5 1/2” x 8 1/2”}.

  • Cut your sheet of paper and overhead transparency sheet in half so that they are the above size. You can use a full sheet if you want to also.
  • Tape the transparency sheet to the top of the paper on one of the sides, so that you can open it like a book.
  • Have your child color a scene/picture on the paper using colored pencils or crayons.
  • Flip the transparency over top of the picture and let your child add snow to the picture scene.

Here is how Zachary’s picture looked with and without his snow.

White Out Painting


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  • Very cute craft! I don't think I am brave enough to try white-out with Aiden yet!

    By Blogger Cindy, At January 21, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

  • SOOO cute!! I think we will be adding this craft to our winter theme next week!! Thanks!!

    By Blogger Beth, At January 21, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

  • I tried this today with my almost 4 and almost 2 year old granddaughters after we read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. After they drew and colored their pictures with colored pencils, we put them in top-loading sheet protectors to which the White-Out adhered and dried beautifully. The older one then used permanent red and black Sharpies to add eyes, buttons, and a hat to the snowman, and to draw Santa Claus, too. We live in Florida, so this was great fun for them! I recommend an adult hold the bottle of White-Out while the child dips and uses the brush. That stuff is tough to even remove from your fingers!

    By Blogger Gramsx9, At January 21, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

  • Cute idea! I think if I try this I will definately put down the plastic table cloth, on the table and one on the floor.

    Good luck getting the white out off your floor, I wish I had some suggestions for you.

    By Blogger Debbie, At January 21, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

  • First, of course, try contacting the manufacturer of your flooring, if possible. Second, try to contact the White-Out manufacturer.

    Next, if all else fails, and this is iffy: Two of my grandchildren painted her bleached wood floor with fingernail polish. Now, it was an organic nail polish that I had given her for Christmas. She contacted the nail polish company and they told her that she could use their organic soy nail polish remover on the floor and it would not harm the floor. It doesn't contain any petroleum ingredients. She hasn't tried it yet, so I don't know. The link to the company, though, in case you are interested, is

    Please let us all know when you find the solution...

    By Blogger Gramsx9, At January 22, 2010 at 5:01 PM  

  • Woah you are fast! ;) How did you find the post about us trying it? I was going to comment & share the link with you but there you were with a comment already! :)
    Thanks for this idea- we enjoyed it! and we now know that white out is the way to go, not paint... ;)

    By Blogger Heather @ Raising Memories Blog, At February 21, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

  • haha :) Well now I know what google alerts is- cool! :)
    (& I will get on adding an email address to my profile)

    By Blogger Heather @ Raising Memories Blog, At February 21, 2010 at 8:42 PM  

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