Friday, January 11, 2013

Rainbow Snowflakes

The picture doesn't do it justice, but here's a peek at one of my favorite winter bulletin boards.
I found the poem years ago and have no idea who the author is. (If someone knows I would love to know!) The snowflakes began as simple coffee filters that students folded and cut into snowflakes.  Using cotton swabs students applied water that had been colored with food coloring.  I place a paper towel underneath to protect the table.  They dry within an hour and voila - instant display!!

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  1. Those snowflakes are so pretty! We used markers and then dipped our designs in water to blend the colors together when I did a similar project in kindergarten a few years back!

    1. I've done turkeys that way too! It's funny how excited the kids get when the colors start to blend!

    2. I know their reactions are priceless!

  2. We just finished our rainbow snowflakes, too. I'm hoping to get some pictures of them up soon, but just haven't remembered to take my camera to school. We use food coloring and sometimes spray with a water bottle if the colors aren't spreading properly. They kids thought they were magical :)
    Stories by Storie

  3. 'Magical Snowflakes" - LOVE it!
    I just had a peek at your geometry penguins - they are wonderful!!