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Snow Art

How can you keep water from freezing while you’re outside? Learn about keeping water liquid as you use it to paint in the snow!

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  • What supplies will you need for this activity? 
  • How can you keep water from freezing while you’re outside? 
  • What kind of design will you make in the snow?  
  • Why is it important to know how to keep your water from freezing when you’re outside in the snow? 


  • Fill spray bottles with water and a couple of drops of food colouring.  
  • Using the spray bottles, spray water onto the snow to create designs.  
  • Keep the spray bottle from freezing – you can try out different ways and see which one works best! 


  • Were you able to keep your water from freezing? 
  • Would you be able to keep your water bottle from freezing on a winter adventure? 
  • What did you learn about being outside in the cold? 

Keep it Simple

  • What are some ways that you can keep the water from freezing? You can tuck them into your jacket, put them into a sock (an empty one – not one you’re wearing), or try keeping them in an insulated box. Which methods work best? 

Take it Further

  • While making your snow art, compare what starts to freeze faster: a spray bottle or a regular water bottle. Why might one freeze faster than the other? Which one would make a better choice to bring on a winter adventure?