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 your sticks white Print and cutout your hat template
Then trace it onto your felt and cut it out Use colored Markers to mark the measurements on your sticks by inches Use your glue gun to glue on your eyes, ribbon, hat, and buttons
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