The kids are going to love this Galaxy Snow Mixing Activity. It’s a super fun way to make an “out of this world” look by mixing fun supplies with fresh snow! The snow is way better than you thought when you can have the kids creating this fun and exciting craft and activity at home!
All you need are a few simple supplies and you can easily make your front yard look like something from a far away galaxy. I LOVE the darker colors that come from the food coloring in this activity and I think that you will as well!
If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity that gets the kids away from the screen, give this snow activity a try! They’re going to love the outdoor messy play and will have so much fun!
Make certain to check out our Simple Snow Painting Activity as well! It’s a fun way for the kids to use the primary colors!
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Galaxy Snow Mixing Activity
The kids are always asking for new ideas and fun things to do. And when that means I can engage them with a fun activity that ties into learning as well, I’m going to always do my best to make that happen!
What I find most enjoyable about this snow mixing activity is that it gives the kids a chance to be as creative as they want.
It also is a fun way for them to express themselves and their art in a way that is easy and simple to do. This means that no matter the age of your child, they can easily do this galaxy snow mixing activity.
For me, that’s huge! The littles are always watching the bigs do fun things and are wanting to be a part of it so this just makes sense to have them be able to create together. (and I sometimes join in as well because it’s fun to see the food coloring sink into the snow!)
Supplies needed for this Galaxy Snow Mixing Activity
- Food coloring (darker colors like purple, blue, teal, pink)
- Plastic Cups
- Spatula or Spoon
How to do this Galaxy Snow Mixing Activity
There are so many fun ways that you can use this simple snow activity! And this can actually be a fun indoor or outdoor activity as well.
For indoor fun, you need to have a try that you can put the fresh snow on. Have the kids go outside and scoop some snow onto the tray and then bring it back inside.
Put a towel or blanket down under the tray to help soak up some of the snow as it melts. (make certain it’s old as the food coloring might stain!)
Put your colored water and droppers near the tray and let the kids have fun creating fun and funky designs! They’ll love seeing the snow turn bright colors and soak up all the food coloring fun.
For outdoor use, it’s very similar as well. Start by bundling up the kids so that they’re nice and warm.
Then, fill the cups with water and food coloring drops and take them all outside with you. Have the kids use the droppers to make fun designs in the yard and to give your yard a whole new look.
You can even just let them be a bit more free outdoors and have them pour out them fun and funky cup of water!
They can then use their scoop or spoon to mix the snow together to carry it around and add color wherever they want.
Talking about the galaxy with kids
One of the other fun ways that you can extend the life of this snow activity is to talk about the galaxy more with the kids. Have them create their best galaxy of how they imagine it and then have them talk through their thoughts.
Thinking about everything that is out there in space is such a super fun way to have them use their imagination and communication skills as well.
It’s also really fun to dive more into the thought process of space and opens up the door for so many more fun activities, too.
Check out this Space Slime Recipe that could be a great transitional craft to have the kids do once they’re done with this colorful activity.
As you can see from all the pictures, the dark colors really are quite the contrast to the snow. And it makes for quite a beautiful sight. Don’t forget that you can easily change up the colors as well and even add in more fun food coloring colors, too. The darker colors do a great job at representing the galaxy but other colors are going to be fun as well.
Challenge the kids to create fun drawings or even to try and write out their names using the droppers! These may not be related to the galaxy but it’s a fun way to extend the activity and creativity as well.
I also think that it would be super fun to then try and have the kids build a galaxy snowman as well using the colored snow. It would be the most unique snowman on the block, without a doubt!
If you’re looking for a simple way to get the kids outside and exploring or looking for a super simple activity to get the kids to have indoor fun, don’t miss out on this Galaxy Snow Mixing Activity.
All you need to do is give the kids free rein to go outside and create the biggest snow picture, ever! The yard offers a HUGE space for them to be creative and to have tons of fun!
The bright colors are a beautiful way to bring a smile to your face every day that you look out the window to your front yard! The kids are going to love this galaxy snow mixing activity!
- Food coloring (dark colors like purple, blue, teal, pink)
- Plastic Cups
- Eye Droppers
- Spatula or Spoon
Add water to the cups, about 1/2 full.
Put 2-3 drops of varying food color in each glass. Stir.
Scoop the snow into the tray for indoor use.
Put the colored cups near the tray and use the droppers to make fun designs!
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