Monashee Area Girl Guides

Girl Guides of Canada

Monashee Area Girl Guides - Girl Guides of Canada

Snow Painting

Supplies needed:

  • Food colouring
  • Water
  • Old bowl
  • Paintbrushes
  • Spray Bottles
  • Old, warm clothing


Add about ten drops of food coloring in any shade you like to about three teaspoons of water in a bowl that it’s okay to get dirty. (For each color you want to make, use one bowl.) This is the paint for you to brush on.

Fill the spray bottles with cold water. (Hot and even warm water could melt the snow too much.) Add a few drops of food colouring to the bottles so that you have one bottle of red, one of blue, and one of yellow water. Be sure that the bottles have enough coloring in them to make the colors visible once they are sprayed on the snow. Carry your colourful “paint” outside.

Pack a four-foot by four-foot section of snow hard and firm to make your canvas.

Now, spray the colors onto the snow using your spray bottles. Or paint right on the snow with your paintbrushes.

Be sure to wear older clothes that you can dirty up, because food colouring doesn’t wash out of most fabrics.

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