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Braille Book About Snow

Create a tactile book about snow for children with visual impairments using this craft version of "snow"

I actually got this idea after seeing a kindergarten student project on the wall at one of the schools I serve.  You mix half shaving cream and half Elmer’s glue together.  When it dries, it creates this puffy, soft texture.  The only issue is that it isn’t cold, but I think it is a good texture to use for creating “snow”.  It is also a lot of fun for students to paint with.  My preschool braille learner created a story about snow using this.

 
  • Card stock,index cards or braille paper
  • Shaving cream
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Thick paint brush
  • Brailler
  • Markers
 
  1. Mix half Elmer’s glue and half shaving cream together in a bowl.  It will become very fluffy.  It doesn’t have to be exact.
  2. If making a book, make sure to have student braille the words on the page first, then paint on the “snow”.  You may want to create a barrier for them using Wikki Stix.
  3. Allow to dry over night.
  4. Let them read their story and tactually explore the “snow”.

snow book title page

page one of snow book -
snow book page 2 - snow book page 3 -
snow book page 4 - snow book page 5 -

 

 

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