Grade level : This project was done with fourth graders , but it can easily be adapted for any grade level !
Objectives : This is just a project for the students to really have fun .
Materials : * 9' x 11' black paper
* Epsom salt
* warm water
* Paint brushes and cups
Resources : www.theideabox.com (snow crystal picture) .
Motivations : Show the children different landscapes and scenes during winter . (Snow should be present .) For example children doing any winter sport such as skiing , ice skating , sledding , etc. Or kids having a snowball fight , etc .
Activity : 1. Ask the children to think about a scene during winter .
2. Ask the children to draw this winter landscape or scene with crayons (with the exception of the snow !!!)
3. Once the drawing is complete , they can paint the water and Epsom salt mixture over it . It will give the drawing a frosty , snowy cool look .
P.S. : Note for teachers : Once a student is ready you should make a mixture of Epsom salt and warm water . The proportion are about 1 cup of salt for 1 cup of water .
Here are some examples :