Winter Windows

I thought our winter lanterns needed a snowy background, so wheny son was sick we “painted” with toothpaste and cotton:

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The photos of the window don’t turn out well but maybe the idea can be seen anyway? The toothpaste comes off easily just with a wet cloth.

Today, two days after we “painted” the snow sceneries on the windows, we even got real snow to light up the darkness. Yayyyy for making our first snow angels and having our first snow fights of this winter about to begin!

 

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11 comments

  1. I wish we would only get toothpaste snow! 🙂

    1. A bit too gooey to ski in for my taste 😉

      1. But you’d be minty fresh afterwards 😉

  2. Great idea, never thought of toothpaste! The lanterns look great in the window and real snow as well – so jealous!!

    1. Turns out there is quite a lot one can do with normal household items, when you try them out! We’ll enjoy the real snow for a couple of days now too, already went tobogganing, until it soon melts away.

  3. What a great idea! I am doing this… Well I wonder if the heat here will melt the toothpaste though. Sounds like a fun experiment anyways. 🙂

    1. Oh, maybe? Didn’t think of the heat… let me know how it works over there!

      The heat difference made me think of ginger bread houses again: here we often make them and let them decorate the table for a few days. When I tried it in Australia, the humidity got to them within a day and they started to cave in 🙂

  4. That’s brilliant! From what I can see, toothpaste on cotton balls makes a perfect snowflake back drop!

    1. Yeah, it worked out pretty well!

  5. Toothpaste on cotton!!! Now that’s one swell idea!! 😀

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