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How to Make a Blizzard Plate


Our local library is incredible. Almost every weekend, they host a free art, STEM, or learning workshop for the kids in our small community. They get to make crafts, build towers, and socialize with friends--and there's almost always a take-home treasure. 

A few weeks ago, my five year old got to take a class with Dog-vinci. That's right, a therapy dog taught him and 25 other kids how to paint abstractly on canvas. It was pawsome (ha). Earlier in the season, we were able to create a waist-high structure using raw spaghetti and marshmallows. And, most recently, we made a "blizzard plate."

I was amazed with the results--and excited to hang it up on our growing gallery wall. (Sorry, dude you can't eat off my new work of art!) 

I thought I'd share the super simple instructions so that you and your budding masterpiece makers can create your own blizzard plates at home too. This would be a great snow-day project, should we get one more last blast of winter!



Glass plate (you can also use plastic)


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Crafting Glue


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Turn the plate upside down--so you're working on the bottom side

Place dots of glue wherever you want to position a sequin or embellishment

Dip your paintbrush in glue and evenly spread a coating over each sequin or embellishment

Dip your sponge into paint and tap on the plate to provide a textured effect. You can use one color or choose many; create a pattern or randomly sponge paint the entire back of the plate

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