STEAM Salt Snowflakes
Updated: Dec 9, 2021
Another afternoon activity with Grow Maple is set for rescheduled for 12/15 @ 4pm! Join us as we make a STEAM Salt Snowflakes.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Recycled cardboard boxes cut up into different sizes (small, medium, large).
Food Coloring or Liquid Water Colors in a cup with a little bit of water.
Pipette or Paintbrush
To create the Salt Snowflakes you will need to create designs with glue. You can either draw the designs with the pencil before hand, and let the child trace the lines with the glue if they are able to. Or you can set an image or figure of a snowflake and let the child create their own design with glue. Next sprinkle it with salt and let it dry overnight. Then provide the child with food coloring or liquid water colors to paint the snowflakes. They can use either pipettes, or paint brushes.
Pro-Tip: Before inviting a child to create the snowflakes, you can read a book, show images or videos of snowflakes to open up a discussion and ignite their curiosity about them. For example showing the structure of a snowflake and explaining how no two snowflakes are exactly the same and they are all six-sided hexagonal shapes due to the molecular structure of ice. This will integrate and deepen their connection with snowflakes. If you want to continue to extend their learning about snowflakes through STEAM process art click here for more activities!