Fun Crafts for Kids: How to Make Salty Snow Prints


There’s not a whole lot of snow here in Texas, but I’m of the mindset that if you have lemons you should make lemonade! No snow you say? That’s no reason not to have a White Christmas as long as you have some salt on hand. Our Advent Art Activity for the 9th day of December was making salty snow prints. I got the idea from an amazing “friend” and fellow crafty Momma, Val from Frugal Family Fun Blog

Why KSW Loves These: Nothing could be simpler to make and chances are, you have everything you need to make these hiding in your cabinets

To make your own Salty Snow Prints, you’ll need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Baking Sheet or a Box Lid
  • Crayons or Chalk
  • Salt

First, have your kids draw images on construction paper using crayons or chalk. Next, help your kids trace their drawings with glue.Now, here’s the REALLY important part … place the picture on a baking sheet or some surface with a lip to catch the salt. Have fun pouring or sprinkling salt over the glue with your little ones, shift the salt around to make sure all the glue is covered. Empty the excess salt off your paper and let it dry {additional salt will also need to be shaken off once the pictures dry}

Have a blast with these and share photos of your Salty Snow Prints or upload them below in the comments.

*~*~* Pictured: two snowmen, a snowflake and a red bird *~*~*

What do you think?



  1. 6

    Awesome. I love to draw images..

  2. 7

    I’m so glad you liked it, I agree you could do this anytime. I have some of the crayola colored sand that came out this year and I’ll bet it would make fun prints too! Stop by my site sometime and see what else I’m doing with the kids.

  3. 8

    So fun!!! I love these! And I love that this is a project you could do any time during the winter months, not just at Christmas! Great job!