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We recently attended a festival where I always like to have a craft table setup.  This festival was a Winter festival, and although there is very little snow this year, I really wanted to do a snowflake craft.

I finally decided on having the children make snowflakes using muffin cups.  You could also use coffee filters, but the muffin cups seemed to be an ideal size.

I had markers, crayons, glitter, and stickers for the kids to decorate the muffin cups.  If they chose to decorate the muffin cups.  Many of them wanted to leave them white.

They folded the muffin cups in half 3 or 4 times and made random cuts.  When they opened them up, they were beautiful!!

Some of us (including myself) even made snowflake flowers.

Ahh yes a world where snowflakes are flowers … what a world that would be.

– Michelle

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Yesterday, I posted our snowflake prints that were made using paint and skewers.  Today, I’m posting the second part of this project, the snowflake mobile.

We used two of our larger snowflakes at the top of the mobile, then had the rest of them hanging from the two larger ones.  We used a blue and silver ribbon.  We finished it off by hanging it with a pipe cleaner (yellow, the only color that we could find).  We were looking for more of a wintry color for the pipe cleaner, but now I think the yellow is perfect.  It’s like a little bit of sunshine mixed in with all the snow.

– Michelle

In this two part project, we made snowflake prints using skewers, and will finish by making snowflake mobiles.

I made different snowflakes using a die cut machine.  You could also make your own snowflake shapes and make this a three part project.  We put the snowflakes on top of a piece of cardstock and put drops of different colored paint on the snowflake. 

We ran the skewer across the top of the snowflake and watched as the colors mixed together. 

Then removed the snowflake, and we saw beautiful snowflake prints.

When the snowflakes dry, we will make snowflake mobiles.  So be sure to come back tomorrow for this post.

– Michelle

My daughter and I did this craft a few years ago.  It was one that we loved so much that we hung these up in our “office”, and these snowflake popsicle sticks are still hung up in our “office”.

Today is the perfect day to show you these popsicle stick snowflakes because we have had our very first snowfall.

We used only paper plates, popsicle sticks, glue, glitter, and ribbon, but feel free to have crayons, markers, different colored popsicle sticks, and different colored glitter so that children can create a one-of-a-kind snowflake.

Glue the popsicle sticks to the paper plate in a snowflake shape.  Decorate using crayons, glitter, markers, etc. 

Add ribbon to the plate and admire your popsicle stick snowflake for years, like we did.

Let it snow, let it snow, let … the sun shine!!

– Michelle