The snow is falling here at the bungalow and over the weekend we bundled up and stayed inside the house. Time for winter crafts – snowmen and snowflakes! First we need some supplies – paper, scissors, markers, crayons, tape, and whatever else is handy. I pulled out a few colorful pages from a magazine.
First up was snowflakes. I started off by trying to remember how to make paper snowflakes. Which way do you fold? How do you cut? My first few attempts were a little rough and not too pretty, but that’s okay – paper snowflakes are quick to make.
Try making diagonal folds, random folds, square folds – the more folds the more involved the pattern. Make all your cuts on the folded shape. Or make a few cuts, unfold once, cut some more, unfold again, cut some more – get the idea?
The folding and the cutting turned out to be a bit much for my 3-1/2 year old daughter, so she broke out the crayons. The best part of any drawing is the story that comes with it. A little ribbon turned the drawing into fan art.
Meanwhile, I kept folding and cutting.
Once there was a pile of snowflakes we strung them up on a piece of ribbon and hung them above our windows in the dining room. You can see the paper plate snowman my wife and daughter mad a few weeks ago at the library (you only need some paper plates, construction paper, and pipe cleaners). Happy winter everyone!