Thursday, January 6, 2011


Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.


Right after Christmas we had a huge snow storm and the girls had so much fun playing out in the snow.  We still have a lot of it left so we have also been enjoying all of our snow themed books.  Hello, Snow!, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison is one of the books that we enjoyed the most.  It has a fun rhyming text with cute illustrations depicting many things that happen when it snows.  I think Emily enjoyed it so much because we did many of the things that the book talked about! 

For our project Emily made a Snowy Picture Collage

First, we went through some of my magazines and cut out pictures of children in the snow.


Emily glued her pictures on to a piece of blue construction paper.  I gave her a scissor so that she could cut any pictures that she wanted smaller.


After the pictures were all glued down, Emily used a toothbrush to splatter white paint all over her collage, to make it look like it was covered in snow.  She loved this part and I think the effect was a lot of fun too.


Emily’s finished Snow Day Collage with Splatter Painted Snow

IMG_7071 Here is a close up of the splatter painted snow

Of course Juliette wants to do everything that Emily does these days so I gave her some pictures to glue onto a piece of paper too.


Then I gave her a q-tip with white paint so that she could dab snow onto her collage.  She had fun with this and covered a good amount of the paper, before she decided to see what the paint tasted like and I had to take it all away.


Juliette’s q-tip Painted Snow Collage


Unknown said...

The collages turned out really nice. Thank you for sharing.

Christy Killoran said...

Cute project. I love that Juliette wants to be like her big sister!

Candace @NaturallyEducational said...

Yay! We're on a snow kick here, too! Thank you, as always, for hosting st+ART and for sharing such a fun project with all of us!

Eva said...

I really like the collage and toothbrush splatter paint :) will have to try this out!

Mrs. Whary said...

Cutting and pasting pictures from magazines was always a favorite with my kinder kids! Looks like heaps of fun :-) Thanks for hosting this, I always enjoy seeing the creative things people are up to :-)

Brimful Curiosities said...

My daughter tried the splatter paint method over Christmas. She had a good time making snow in this way. We used a regular paint brush.

m.wright said...

love this simple yet creative idea. I will be using this on the next snow day. I need to purge some magazines so this will work nicely.

Jenny said...

Sounds like the perfect activity for the two of them to do together. I love the splattered paint look on the collage.

Leah said...

I'm not quite sure how I stumbled across your blog, but I absolutely adore this whole stART idea! I'm always wanting to do more crafts with my kiddos, but feel like it's going to be too much work, too much of a mess, or take up too much time (we're rarely home between school, activities, appointments, family outings, etc), but a lot of the projects you've posted are really simple, low mess, and don't look like they'd take too much time, and yet, they're adorable! I'm so excited to try some of these out, and hopefully find some inspiration to come up with a few of our own. I also shared the link to your "books" label with my son's preschool teacher because she likes to have the projects tie into the book she's read that day. anyway, love love love what you've done (and can't wait to try out the Muffin Tin Monday deal, too... so cute/fun!!!!)

Anonymous said...

I love her collage, such a cute project.

(Single)Mommy said...

I'm your newest follower I love your blog! Can't wait to try out some of your great ideas :)

Come follow back if you get a chance

Elle Belles Bows said...

You always have such great ideas!! Definitely going to check the book out! Kerri


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