- 12 x 18 white construction paper
- Crayola Washable Markers (you only need the gray, red, and orange)
- Spray bottle filled with plain water
- Use your gray marker only to draw a monochromatic (one color) snow scene with one snowman, three wintery trees (no leaves on the branches), and lots of big snowflakes. (This is a great time to talk about foreground, middle ground, and background, using odd numbers of things in a composition, and drawing the horizon line behind, not under, your snowman.) Make sure you’re using washable markers, or they won’t bleed when you spray them!
- Add a simple red scarf and a carrot nose.
- With adult supervision, lightly mist your entire paper with water, using a spray bottle. Be careful not to get too carried away… the markers will continue to bleed and run for a while longer after you spray them! Just cover the whole paper with a light mist. You can always spray it again after it dries if you want it to bleed more.
Misting the gray washable markers with water gives your picture a fun, snowy effect! See Teach Kids Art on Facebook for more pictures by my talented 1st graders!