After my boys were done painting with snow, they started making snowballs with the colored snow (no surprise there!). Even though we were using washable paint, I still didn’t want to have a rainbow snowball fight indoors! We bundled up and headed back outside for our snowball fight.
We already had containers of paint and snow mixed. But if you were starting from scratch, I’d just take a few buckets, one for each color you want to use, and fill it halfway with snow. Add in a few squirts of washable paint, and mix, using a toy shovel.
To make the snowballs, we took a little bit of the colored snow, and added it to a big scoop of snow. We worked together to build a a stash of snowballs, and then we had our fight!
With the relatively low paint to snow ratio, it actually didn’t really get on our clothes. My guys weren’t really throwing hard, and the snowballs remained pretty much intact. To be safe, though, we used paint I knew from past experience would wash out.
It was fun watching the colors fly through the air, and the trail of color where the snowballs bounced and landed! It’s something I’m sure we’ll pull out again this winter!