Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas/Winter Craft

Remember that totally adorable Thanksgiving Craft that Rebecca did? Well here is a totally adorable Christmas/winter craft.

You can find the original directions and better pictures here. I was trying to help two children make snowflakes and take pictures at the same time.

It's pretty simple, you need 6 squares of paper, tape, scissors, stapler, and glitter (opt.)

For the smaller snowflake I cut a 8.5 piece of paper in half and then made the squares.

Fold the square into a triangle and cut into it 3 times on each side.  Make sure to leave a space at the top of the pyramid, don't cut all the way so the cuts meet.

Decorate (opt)

Unfold and roll center diamond, tape.

Roll next diamond opposite direction, tape

Continue with all 6 diamonds until you have the 6 "arms" of the snowflake.

Hold 3 of the "arms" together by one end and staple to make half of the snowflake.  Ditto with other 3.

Hold 2 halves together by stapled ends and staple together creating 1 complete snowflake.  Then staple the
arms together where they meet.

We did 8 squares and while it makes a dense more detailed snowflake it's hard to get your fingers and the stapler in there!


RahRah December 20, 2009 at 10:47 PM  

This is also ver beautiful when you use velum or sparkly paper!

Lora December 28, 2009 at 4:34 PM  

So cool, I walked by the local elementary school and a teacher had huge ones hanging in her window and I was trying to figure out how to make it! Thanks for sharing!!!

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