CHRISTMAS is a magical time of year.
Isn’t it the best time to be with family and friends?
This week I wanted to do a fun, but simple craft with Ry and two of his buddies (practically members of the family). I chose something that they would love, but that would also involve things I already had in my “crafting supply”.
Paint, glitter, craft sticks…let’s make SNOWFLAKES!
This easy craft is not only perfect for the Christmas and winter season, but also perfect with the movie FROZEN since that is such a big hit in our house (and I’m sure in many!).
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Popsicle sticks/craft sticks, for a large snowflake (say wreath size) you could use paint stirring sticks
-Hot glue and glue gun
-Paint and paint brushes (I chose acrylic craft paint)
And yes…I did cover the table in wrapping paper. Number one, because it looks cute, and number two, it protects the table from the paint. Win win.
Step 1: Assemble the snowflakes with hot glue. For the kids they simply told me how many sticks they wanted to use and how they wanted them arranged. (I suggested three and they were all on board). We used three for each of theirs with just a little dab of glue between each stick. I used hot glue because it dries quickly. For my big snowflake I used six large sticks and then cut up another five or so to make the little details on each stick. You can be super creative here and use however many you want.
Step 2: Paint. After gluing the snowflakes I handed over the paint and paint brushes and let the kiddos go to town.We also painted both sides.
Step 3: Add some SPARKLE! They each chose a different glitter and since the kids were pretty heavy handed in the painting department we really didn’t need the Mod Podge that much at all. The kids sprinkled on the glitter and then we let them dry.
Step 4: Add ribbon. I let them each pick their color of ribbon and then cut and glued a looped piece to the back of their flakes. I added their names along with the year. I love adding the year to things that we create because I love to remember when we made them. I have crafts all over my house that have a year date on them and its always fun to turn them over and check on the back to see how long I’ve had them and to remember what stage of my life I was at during that time.
Look at these cute little crafters go! Since I used craft paint/acrylic paint, the boys had to take off their shirts to avoid unnecessary laundry for the mommies.
Obviously you can tell this was a great hit by the smiles and wonderment on their faces. The snowflakes came together quickly, were super easy, and brought a little more JOY to our house this week. I hope you get a chance to do a little crafting with your kiddos this holiday season! Let us know if you make them and where they ended up in your house. Ours ended up on the tree.