So! We make our own snow! Or flakes of it, at least!
This is an easy, nostalgic (for mama!), and fun project to do with your kids during the Christmas season.
What you need:
White paper or circular coffee filters
If you are not using circular coffee filters, you will need to cut your paper into a circle shape. This is how I did that.
I saw a pin on Pinterest with pictures of tons of gorgeous snowflakes. It also showed the patterns you needed to cut to achieve those types of snowflakes.
Don't you love my phone screen shot?! Gotta love the Pinterest app! Anyway, I thought I might be able to scale some of these patterns down for the children to be able to follow on their own snowflakes. It worked out really well for Emma...but then again, she is almost 8 years old and has really great cutting skill. Sophia had a hard time following the designs, and it ended up being frustrating for her. Also, I knew Elijah wouldn't be able to follow a pattern on his own, so I just drew some easy-to-follow lines onto his snowflakes and helped him cut it out.
|This was Emma's...it looks like a sand dollar!|
I'll just remember those patterns pictures for when I want to do my own snowflake project. The few that I followed and cut out turned out really pretty...but I think, for kids, being able to just create your own thing is what makes projects so enjoyable sometimes!
|Little brother enjoyed walking around the table watching us work...and trying to eat our paper scraps.|
|This one drooped, so we ended up putting the string through one of the upper holes.|