It has been snowing a great deal here lately, so what better way to celebrate this winter wonderland than a book and a little craft to go along with it! We read this cute little book, Let It Snow by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. It’s a sweet little book about winter, and a quick read for a 3 year old. V loved it. How do I know, let me count thy ways…we read it once, twice, four times again :) To continue our winter adventure, we then made snowflakes. Pretty blue hued tissue paper snowflakes. This super-fun kid-approved project will sure be a hit with your little ones.
This is how we made them & how you can make them to go along with your winter reading too.
- snowflake printables
- whole punch
- X-ACTO knife
- clear contact paper
- tissue paper
- blue and white baker’s twine
- print out the snowflake printables here
- laminate the printable (this makes it studier for hanging)
- cut out snowflakes along outer circle with your scissors
- using your X-ACTO knife, cut out the center grey snowflake shapes, separating the grey piece from the white circle piece
- trace circles, 2 for each snowflake onto the paper side of your contact paper
- cut out circles of contact paper
- remove the backing and place 1 circle of contact paper on one side of each snowflake circle (the center snowflake design will be sticky)
- cut different blue hues of tissue paper into several strips
- next, cut out smaller squares of tissue paper, approximately 1/2 inch in size
- now you are ready for the “kiddo part” :)
- have the kiddos stick the tissue paper squares on the exposed contact paper in any fun way they want – they can stick them one by one or they dump the entire bowl on top!
- next shake off any loose tissue paper pieces
- seal off back to contain tissue paper squares with 2nd circle piece of contact paper
- trim edges with scissors
- punch holes in snowflake circles, one hole on the top & one hole on the bottom (except for the last circle – it will only get a hole punch on the top)
- thread your twine through the circle holes making a chain, creating a mobile
xx ♥ m
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