Winter Snow-Art Accents

Here’s a list of different art accent ideas you can add to any writing prompt about snow!

For all of my writing classes, students write on bordered paper.  That way they can decorate the border around their writing with an art accent.  You can print and use this paper as well.  Here is the paper for Grades K-2 and Grades 2-7.  Here’s a printout of a border with no lines to use with very early writers.

Now for snow!  You can use any one or combine some.

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  1.  Snow stickers*


2. White paint on blue marker.  Simply use a blue, light blue or purple marker to color the border.  Then, dot snowflakes using white acrylic paint* and a q-tip!


3. Purple water color on white crayon:  Use a white crayon to draw six pointed snowflakes.  Then, brush over it with purple water color*.  The white crayon will show through to make a winter scene.  (The black pen in the first two images shows where you should use white crayon.)


3. Blue watercolor* and salt.  Paint the border with blue watercolor*.  Sprinkle salt on the wet blue border.  In less than 5 minutes the salt will have crystallized looking like snow.


4. Foil Snowflakes.  Students can even attempt to write a title using foil!  (Because of the weight of the foil, I printed the lines on card stock for this art accent.)


5.  Blue marker and stretched cotton:  Use blue marker to color the border.  Then, stretch cotton and glue it around the story using a glue stick.


6. Glitter makes a great title too!  Be sure and use Elmer’s glue to spell out the word.  Use a plastic container to contain the mess.  Pour on the glitter, shake it off and let it dry!  Once the glitter has dried COMPLETELY, place the writing into a plastic page protector.  I was actually surprised at how nice this final touch looked!

7.  ABC Letters* to spell out the title.

The only winter prompt I’ve posted so far is Dance At Grandpa’s-Descriptive Family Event.  There’s definitely more to come!  If you’d like to receive new writing ideas regularly, you can sign up for my free monthly newsletter below.

Last week, here in North Carolina we got a record dump of white sticky snow.  The students in my After School Writing Club journaled about their time in it!  I haven’t posted this prompt yet, but I can certainly show you their snow art accent here!  On the art accent table, I set out blue, light blue and purple markers, white acrylic paint, q-tips and snow stickers.  They could choose to use them however they wanted!


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