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Snowflake painted stones

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We had the first snow today. The boys were super excited. They wanted to run outside and build a snowman or ride their sled. I, on the other hand, hurried to finish all the chores that required driving before it started snowing so I din’t have to stick my nose outside for the rest of the day. While the kiddos were watching a movie, I took pictures of these snowflake painted stones I had made a few days ago, so the boys could have them afterwards, on this special day. I knew it wouldn’t replace the real snow and that eventually I would still have to bundle them up and go outside. Snow boots, mittens and snow pants welcome back to our mudroom! Sigh…

Snowflake painted stones for kids to play with. Winter craft. | at Non Toy Gifts

How to make snowflake painted stones

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Materials: stones (you can use polished stones if you can’t find any good rocks yourself), light blue paint, white puffy paint, pencil, brush

Step 1: Cover the stones in one two layers of light blue paint. Wait for the paint to dry

Step 2: Use a pencil to draw snowflakes of different shapes on the blue rocks

Step 3: Use white puffy paint to draw your snowflakes

Snowflake painted stones for kids to play with. Winter craft. | at Non Toy Gifts

Once the movie was over, we decided to go outside right away and make a snowman. We spent about two hours in the snow and ended up making not one but three snowmen. When we got back inside, we each had a cookie (left over from our Santa and elf treat gifts) and drank a cup of chocolate milk. My husband even made the first fire of the season. We had a blast and I even forgot to give the snowflake painted stones to the boys. Tomorrow is another day.

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Snowflake painted stones for kids to play with. Winter craft. | at Non Toy Gifts

 

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