With the weather, this week, turning from snow, to rain, to freezing rain, with more of the same cycle in the forecast, we weren't sure whether to make snowflakes, raindrops, or spring flowers for our windows.
But, after watching the Man of the House skate across the driveway to get to his truck, this morning, I decided spring flowers were probably out, and we settled on freezing rain, instead.
We started with the usual scribble, and spray coffee filter method.
Then, when the filters were dry, I cut them into raindrop shapes.
The older children took over with the fold, and snip snowflake portion, concentrating on the round, bottom end of the rain drops.
For an icy touch, we brushed on salt paint (as seen this morning on Superheros and Princesses). I tried leaving out the actual paint, in hopes of a clear, sparkly look, held on by the starch. But without the paint, most of the salt just brushed away when it was dry.
But, the girls had a fun time painting, and the snowflake designs on our raindrops lend an appropriately wintry look to our January windows with or without, the salt crystal ice.
It's great to be a homeschooler.
For more child friendly, crafting fun, check out the Kid's Get Crafty link-up, at Red Ted Art's Blog.