Friday, December 12, 2014

Shimmery Snowflakes

Another fun winter craft for you and your lil ones...SHIMMERY SNOWFLAKES! I love "winter" crafts because they can stay up to decorate our house a couple months longer than the "Christmas" ones. Plus, it's nice to share ideas that everyone can do this time of year, not just families that celebrate Christmas. 

I first saw similar snowflakes in the Parents magazine a year or two ago...I knew one day, when L was a bit older, we'd have to make them! So glad that day finally came...these snowflakes sparkle and twirl in our kitchen window when the sun shines in on them. So sweet!

Materials needed:
-wagon wheel pasta
-hot glue gun and glue
-white paint
-Elmer's glue

First, brainstorm a little bit by playing with the wagon wheel pasta. Arrange it into snowflake shapes until you find something you like. 

Next, using the hot glue gun, assemble your snowflakes. You could use Elmer's glue for this step, but I just love how quick and easy the hot glue gun is!

After the snowflakes have been glued together, time to paint! Paint both sides of the snowflakes. If the holes get filled in just blow the paint out or use a tooth pick to poke the paint through. 

Acrylic paint dries pretty quickly. Once you and the kids are done painting the last snowflake, the first one will probably be dry enough to add the glitter. First, paint a thin, messy layer of Elmer's glue on the snowflake. Then, sprinkle with glitter! Allow to dry for an hour or so.

Thread some pretty ribbon through the one of the snowflake holes and hang the SHIMMERY PASTA SNOWFLAKES up in a place where all can enjoy! Happy crafting! 

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