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It’s been a nice mid 40 degrees here in the north country for a couple of days now, and boy oh boy does it feel nice! I know it won’t last long though, and I know that the next snowfall is just around the corner. Most likely, when I start getting comfortable wearing my regular footwear as opposed to my snow boots, that’s when it’ll make it’s appearance.
At any rate, the last time we got snow, it was around 2 feet! My daughter, was so excited, she has never seen so much accumulation before. We went out with our yardstick and measured so she could count the inches, she had a blast. This led me to thinking of this fun, kid friendly craft. A snowfall tracker that she could help me make, to put in the yard and track that snowfall kiddo!
I chose circles so that they would look like snowballs stacked up on top of each other, but you could really use anything you and your little one desire!
The great thing about this craft is, not only is it easy, but it’s also cheap! I has the tempura paint, the brushes, and wood glue already, so this only cost me about $5
You will need:
- Yard sign stake ( I got mine at Walmart for 88 cents)
- Craft-wood circles (Walmart for 2.97)
- Paint of choice ( I chose white and blue)
- Wood Glue
- Optional Sealant
It’s really as easy as paint, seal (if you chose, I just sprayed a coat of this water based minwax polycrylic), and glue! Add your measuring marks, and stick it wherever you’d like. We chose the front yard, our back yard is fenced in so the snow tends to pile up a little more back there, which would make it a bit inaccurate.
I think any budding meteorologist will have a total blast with this snowfall tracker, and as always it’s a great bonding experience when you get to create something with your little one’s.
Have you and your child made this? I’d like to see y’alls versions! Comment below, or tag me on twitter @gracethaneblog, or on facebook @graceandthane.