For today’s Throwback Thursday, I want to talk about snow. Here in Florida, we don’t often get snow. In fact, I’ve only seen it snow here four times that I can remember, and only once was it enough to actually stick to the ground. Even then, it barely covered the blades of grass. It’s not uncommon here to meet people who’ve never even seen snow.
So, when Florida kids are in school and have to create snow scenes for art class, we truly only have our imaginations to work from. When I was little, I always wanted to see snow. Now that I have seen it and even lived in it, I still love it! In fact, I love everything about snow except driving in it. But I digress. When I was in kindergarten, I was dying to play in those white, fluffy flakes and build a snowman, build a snow fort, and throw snowballs.
That’s why my favorite art project when I was small was when we got to make snow scenes out of Tide soap powder. My kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Cook, mixed each of us a cup of “snow paint” by using Tide powder and some water. Even today, when I smell Tide, I think of those “snow days.” We got to use our fingers to paint the snowdrifts and snowman, then we dipped in Q-tips to make the falling snowflakes. As you can see, my love for snow drove me to create a blizzard! As we worked, we drew in the house, the hat and other such necessary items.
Time to talk: Snow: Do you love or hate it? Does it snow where you live? Have you ever made soap into art? Do you still have any art projects from when you were little?