Snow Measuring Stick

By | March 3, 2014

snow measuring stick
We got a LOT of snow last year and every time it snowed the girls wanted to go out and see how much more snow we got.  Although I am  hoping that we don’t get anywhere near the amount of snow we got last year, I thought it might be fun to make some snow measuring sticks this year. That way we will know exactly how much we get, when we are making our favorite Snow Ice-Cream.

My little one is really into painting right now (she wants to paint everything!) so I let her paint both sticks.  My oldest didn’t mind since she got to decorate them.  We used another ruler I had to mark each stick with the inch marks after the paint was dry.  This proved to be very accurate and both gauges showed that we had gotten 4 inches of snow overnight and when we used the ruler it showed the same.

Here in the Mid-West we can get anywhere from a couple inches of snow to over a foot overnight, so I wanted to make two measuring sticks so that we could always use them no matter the amount we get.  You may choose to only make the smaller one or the larger one depending on how much snow you usually get.

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Paint Stirrer for Small One
Yardstick for Large One
White Paint
Red Ribbon
2 Google Eyes
Black Felt
Hat Template
Colored Markers
Glue Gun


Painting sticksPaint your sticks white Cut out snowman hatPrint and cutout your hat template
Then trace it onto your felt and cut it out Mark your stick in inchesUse colored Markers to mark the measurements on your sticks by inches glue on eyes, hat and scarfUse your glue gun to glue on your eyes, ribbon, hat, and buttons

Use a marker to make nose and mouthUse a black marker to draw on mouth and an orange one to draw the nose

Your finsihed sticksNow you are ready to go measure the snow!

snow measuring stickDepending on how much snow you get you might need the bigger stick

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19 thoughts on “Snow Measuring Stick

  1. Ashley

    That snowman is adorable! We still have snow on the ground in Missouri, but hoping for it to go away!
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  2. Brittnei

    You all come up with the cutest ideas, honestly! This is too fun! Even though I don’t live where it snows I can see us making something fun like this to measure the kids and so they can measure other things. :) Thanks for sharing with us at Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured :)

  3. Lisa

    So cute! I hope we don’t get any more snow around here this year, but I’m keeping this in mind for next winter. :)

  4. April

    So very cute! I never thought of measuring snow, but considering I thought about making something for the rain, in California, I think this a great idea. There’s no snow around here, but I’m sure that shouldn’t stop me from making a measuring stick, right? Thanks for linking up with Countdown in Style.

  5. Betty Taylor

    That’s a fantastic idea! I just hope we don’t have a use for it around here until at least next Christmas. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Four Seasons Blog Hop. I will share this.

  6. Jill

    What a cute idea! I hope we don’t need to make or use one for quite a few months though!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  8. Debra @ MsMoozys Open House

    I love this idea and so cute! I sure hope we are done using it this year though….LOL I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your post tomorrow on Tuesdays with a Twist, come by and check it out.

  9. Susan

    So cute and practical! I’m pinning for next year (I hope we’re done with snow this year). Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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