Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Snow Paint Pendulums

Signs of spring are all around us. In between all of the mounds of snow we are finding lovely puddles of slush... and more and more mud!  The yard is very wet, and the sun feels fantastic!  We are in the time of year where the weather can change with the drop of a hat! Right now, it is a great reminder of living in the moment and appreciating what we have right here, right now. 

With some of the recent posts on pendulum painting (Teacher Tom, Tinker Lab's Funnel Painting), I thought it would be great to try out painting the snow with a pendulum. Rather than trying to rig up a pvc pipe system, we opted to use our play structure and hang our pendulum from where the swings will return when the fall zone is no longer full of ice and snow.

The children had a great time adding some more color to our patches of white! We used a mixture of Kool-Aid powder and water to make our "paint."  The rainbow colors and fruity smells were delightful!

We know that around here St Patty's Day is just around the corner, which almost always means... We'll have another wave of snow.  But, here's our rainbow tribute to sun and mud!

For more of our winter fun with snow painting, Check out this compilation posts of ways to paint in snow:

Let Me Count the Ways You Can Paint in the Snow!

For more of our pendulum painting explorations, you might want to check out these posts:

Pendulum Painting

Sandbox Pendulum

When Monster Pendulum Meets Sidewalk Paint

This post was linked up to:

PreK + K Sharing


Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Hooray for Spring!

Looks like lots of fun Amy.

My children as well are savouring the warmth of the sun, and the chance to splash in slush puddles.

Lovely rainbows in the snow.

rachelle | tinkerlab said...

Oh, Amy, you are so awesome!! If the snow were just a bit cleaner, you could have made snow cones. Maybe next year? I'd love to read about it here...

Deborah said...

I am so thankful we are moving on to spring weather - but this idea makes me wish for one more snow day:) Thank you for adding your post to my rainbow linky:)

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