This week I am participating in the IHN 5-day blog hop and my topic is Winter Crafts for Kids!
Today I have a super fun and easy sparkly snowflake craft for you! These are really easy to make and and are a fun wintery decoration to add to your windows during the cold winter season!
- Tacky Craft Glue (or Mod Podge)
- Fake Snow Flakes
- Popsicle sticks
- Paper plate to catch the mess!
You can also use Mod Podge if you have it, but the glue worked just fine as well.
Step 1: Place a drop of glue in the center of one Popsicle stick. Lay another one across the center of it at a 45 degree angle making a cross. Put another dab of glue in the center and put another stick lying at a 45 degree angle from the other sticks. Repeat for the last stick until your snowflake looks like this. (I pre-made these so my kids would have to wait for the glue to dry.)
Step 2: Once snowflakes are dry, add a thick layer of glue or modge podge to one whole side of the snowflake. Cover everything well.
Step 3: Pour some fake snow onto a paper plate. Have the child place the snowflake, glue side down, into the snow, then pick it up and turn it over to allow to dry. (If you want a thicker layer of snow, repeat the process by adding more glue on top of the layer of snow, and dip it again in the snow.)
Step 4: When the snowflake is completely dry, use a pipe cleaner to wrap a loop for hanging, on the top of one of the sticks. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the stick a few times, then form it into a small loop, and finish by wrapping the rest of the pipe cleaner around the stick once again. You can secure it with a little glue if necessary
Step 5: Hang on your Christmas tree or in your windows for a fun wintery decoration!
Step 6: VERY VERY CAREFULLY fold your paper plate in half and funnel the remaining snowflakes back into the bag. Whatever you do, DO NOT allow the paper plate to slip from your hands, popping back open, and thus lightly dusting your entire kitchen with fake snow. While it’s a nice wintery look, it’s not so fun to clean up. Just sayin’.
Have a fun winter craft to share? Make sure to leave a comment or link below!