When it comes to winter art projects, snowflake art is my absolute favorite!
This simple watercolor and white crayon snowflake art is such a fun process, and the results are beautiful. And the great part is that you probably have all the supplies on hand. That makes this a great boredom buster for a snow day!
Because crayons are made of wax, they can be used for all sorts of paint resist art projects. The “resist” part means that the wax won’t absorb the paint. Whatever you draw with crayons can be painted over, and the color of the paint will not show.
- Paper, card stock, or watercolor paper (we used card stock)
- White crayons
- OR white colored pencil
- Watercolor paints
There are two ways to approach these watercolor and white crayon snowflakes. You can have kids fill a page with snowflakes and paint over the whole thing, or you can make your snowflakes one at a time. It’s up to you!
We chose to cut out circles from card stock and then decorate each one with a snowflake.
TIP: Trace a cup to get a nice perfect circle!
Then draw a snowflake with white crayon. We found that it helps to hold the card stock at an angle so that the light hits the crayon marks on the paper and you can see what you’re doing.
It’s still a little tricky to draw with white on white, but the results are so impressive. Just do the best you can!
I was curious to see if colored pencil would work as well as crayon. It’s so much easier to make detailed snowflakes with colored pencil. We found that it DOES work, but the colored pencil lines won’t be as bright white as the crayon. A high-quality colored pencil such as Prismacolor brand works the best. They seem to have a higher wax content than Crayola.
Next, paint over your snowflake design with watercolor paint. Blue and purple are great colors to choose, but really any color works! It’s so fun to watch the design appear.
Don’t worry if the watercolor paint looks a little splotchy on the paper. Unless you’re using watercolor paper, it might look splotchy or grainy. But it will dry looking like a nice smooth, solid color.
We chose to mount our snowflakes on a piece of white card stock. They look fabulous!
Ways to Display Your Watercolor and White Crayon Snowflakes:
- Glue a magnet to the back of the snowflakes and put them on the fridge
- Use the snowflakes to decorate homemade greeting cards
- Display them on a bulletin board
- Make a snowflake mobile
Need more Snowflake Crafts? Make snowflakes out of LEGO bricks, Perler beads, craft sticks, geo boards, and more.
See them Here: Snowflake Crafts and Activities