Frozen Foil Forest

27 February

We recently read Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening with our Five in a Row studies. It was quite fitting considering how much snow we have had lately (way too much in my opinion).  To go along with this poem we made our own frozen forests.  

To start with we chose some darker colored construction paper and some ice paint.  I mixed up 1/2 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup Epsom salt and it made a ton! The girls started painting the ground for their forest, and while that was drying they continued painting other frosty pictures even mixing food coloring in with the paint.

Once the ground was dry they glued strips of Aluminum foil on their groud to make the turnk of the frosty trees. Then they tore the strips into smaller pieces to create branches. For the branches, they only glued a small part to the tunk to allow them to stick out a bit from the page.

Eli was so happy that he got to make one too even if it was a little abstract!

The girls took it upon themselves to add a little person and a horse to their forests too. After all, how can it go with the poem if there isn't someone watching it snow?

I love how cold the foil made the pictures feel, as if you were really looking into the snowy woods. It was really easy for the kids to work with too.  Now I will have to come up with more reasons to work it into crafts!

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