Since the temperature didn't get much above 10 degrees F. today, it was perfect weather for bringing a winter scene inside the house.
I found this idea at Kaboose.
We had everything needed to make this Snowy Handprint Tree:
construction paper(blue and white)
Glue this to the botton of the blue construction paper.
Now the fun part, make a brown handprint in the center of the blue paper.
Then use your fingers to "paint" a tree trunk to the botton of the "branches".
If you have impatient children whom are eager to get to the next step.....
they can blow-dry their paint dry.
I liked using clear school glue for the next step.
I thought the kids would use their fingers in the glue, but Luke refused to touch it, so I got out a paint brush.
First, paint the finger branches with glue and then sprinkle the glue with the salt.
This is closely related to glitter dump sprinkling--just as messy--but just as fun.