Three Creative Snowy Activities To Keep You Busy This Winter

Suddenly, where we live, in Calgary, it is snowing.
In October.

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We are confused ourselves. That’s why, we decided to come up with some fun ideas for the snow…

  1. Maple Syrup Candy Pops! These are really simple to make, really tasty to eat, and fun to make in the snow! It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
    OK. Start by finding yourself the following supplies:
    Winter Gear
    Cookie Tray
    Popsicle Stick
    Microwavable Dish
    Maple Syrup

 

But that maple syrup can’t be any old syrup. It MUST be 100% pure Maple Syrup, or it won’t work:

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Once you have found the supplies needed to make this treat, pour about this much maple syrup into your dish for one candy, (but add more if you are planning to make more candies):

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Dress in all of your warmest snow gear, and go outside and spread some snow onto a cookie tray. The cookie tray should be entirely covered, and the snow should be about the height of the cookie tray. Place the cookie tray by your door, and come inside.

Place your gloves beside the microwave, then throw the dish (with maple syrup in it) in the microwave for about twenty seconds:

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While the syrup is heating up, put your gloves on for protection against burns, because when the maple syrup comes out, it will be HOT. Take the Maple Syrup out of the microwave the SECOND it’s ready and run to the door where you have placed the cookie tray and pour a thick layer of maple syrup onto the tray. It may look like this:

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Once you have done that, count to five before you start the next step. 1—2—3—4—5.

Then take out your popsicle stick and roll it in the sticky maple syrup. It should kind of wrap around the stick.

Your end result should look like this, and it will be hard when you touch it, almost like the texture of rock candy:

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Have fun tasting it!

  1. Snowy Art! Try this simple activity to test your art skills in the back yard that involves mixing, painting, and playing in the snow!

Step One: Gather up several plastic water bottles like these:

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Step Two: Empty Them Out.

Step Three: Poke a small hole in the lid. A toothpick is the easiest way to do so
(Tip: be sure to poke right in the middle of the lid, where there will be a small bump. You may have to push quite hard for the hole to come through, and if you cannot do it, ask an adult):

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Step Four: Fill the bottle about four fifths the way up with WARM water:

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Step Five: Put as many drops of food colouring as you’d like, but be careful not to make the colouring too dark, and make sure not to get it on your skin or clothes, because it won’t come off of any fabric, and it takes a while to get it off of your body. Mix it around for a bit using a popsicle stick.

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Step Six: Repeat as many times as you’d like, depending on how many colours of snow paint you would like.

Step Seven: Take your snow paint outside and paint the snow! You can even make a tiny village and paint the village with your paint!

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Just squeeze the bottle and it comes right out! Also, once you are done with the snow paint, be sure to get rid of it, because if it dumps out anywhere, it will STAIN EVERYTHING.

  1. Build a snow fort, build snowmen, go sledding, and do all the classic winter activities. Those are always so much fun, especially when you line your snow angels with snow paint once you are done!

 

Have fun!

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