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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Snowflake Paintings

While much of the country is battling some pretty chilling temperatures, we, in Los Angeles, are feeling quite comfortable and witnessing some gorgeous sunset we get during the winter months. 
Inspired by our winter sunsets we made these colorful layered snowflake paintings during our winter camp this week. These are a great way to celebrate the winter in a nontraditional way. All you need is paper and paint and spray paint. You really could use any color or a more traditional colors.

The kids painted a layer of paint onto 12X15 drawing paper.  Some then added another layer of paint in a pattern either polka dots or lines. While those painting dried we cut out paper snowflakes. We cut a few so they could either choose or use both on the painting.

The kids placed the snowflakes onto the painting and sprayed one more layer of spray paint using the snowflake as a stencil. 

The surprise and excitement when they pulled the paper snowflake off their painting was such a delight to witness.  I do so love the playfulness of these colors.

Happy Winter!!!

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