Paper Snowflakes

6 Dec

Over the Thanksgiving weekend we saw a touch of flurries and this got my kids in the mood for SNOW.  We are back home {and have no snow} but there is still a very serious interest in snow.  I decided to show Silas how to make paper snowflakes and once we had created a vast pile of snow, we decorated our house.

My Kids Make Paper Snowflakes, and yours can too! Get your scissors out……

Paper Snowflakes are not a complicated project, or even a new one. But, they are timeless.  I remember making these as a kid myself. I am not sure it ever gets old.  I got out a stack of white paper, a few pair of scissors, and away we went.  Fold, fold, fold, cut, cut, cut.

Incase you have never made snowflakes before: cut a circle, fold it in half, fold in half again, and fold in half again (folding as many times as you can). We were aiming for smaller snowflakes so we only got 3 folds in.  Once your paper is folded, start cutting shapes. Unfold. You now have a paper snowflake.

Silas had never made paper snowflakes before and he really loved it. He actually said, “Mom, this is the most fun I have ever had!!!”. I am not kidding. He loved experimenting with the cutting and enjoyed the excitement of unfolding the paper to reveal a beautiful snowflake.  Once we were done, we hung the snowflakes on our tree in the playroom.  {I took down the leaves, and now we have a snow covered tree}.

I also tied yarn to some of the snowflakes I had created and hung them from the ceiling in the playroom. It is a wintery wonderland in there now.  The kids have their snow.

I hope you have fun creating your own snowflakes. This is now Silas’ favorite project and he keeps making more and more.  He has made so many snowflakes that we might have to start exporting them. Who knows, maybe there’s a market for  paper snowflakes…..

~Enjoy

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7 Responses to “Paper Snowflakes”

  1. Curtis 06. Dec, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    The third picture, of Silas holding the show flake and his huge grin behind it, is probably one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen… It captures pure, childish joy. What if, as adults, our days could be filled with that much wonder and excitement at seemingly simple things.

    Amazing.

    Thanks!!!

  2. Poppi 06. Dec, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    The thrill of discovery is always a joy. Next step is learning how to make those long line of paper people holding hands. BTW…I like the curtains in the playroom.

  3. Nana 06. Dec, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    Paper snowflakes are so much fun.
    Silas, you did a great job on them.
    I like your tree covered in snowflakes, too.

    We’re getting real snowflakes here today.
    Just enough to cover the roads a little bit and
    make driving slippery.

    The ski areas are very busy making snow.
    Silas, have you ever seen this or pictures of this?
    They have many long hoses and pipes connected to
    “snow guns” that spray out water which turns to snow.

    Your cousin Ian works at Waterville Valley Ski Resort making snow every cold night.

    Love you all xo xo xo xo
    Nana

  4. nonna 08. Dec, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    Great job Silas, love your flakes dangling like it is snowing! Curtis, we should all be learning new things and being creative, it brings joy!! “… put your hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our ENJOYMENT.” 1 Tim 6:17 XO

  5. Jaime 31. Dec, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    I love how you put the snowflakes on the tree rather than leaves. How fun to use the tree to show the changing seasons! :) We went paper snowflake crazy at our house too. :) http://our-everyday-art.blogspot.com/2010/12/fun-with-snowflakes.html

  6. patricia 20. Jul, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    how can i print craftsdirections on my combuter

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