Another fantastic craft to do with the kids these holidays......
I first saw these Popsicle Stick Snowflakes here at Sew Fantastic. My colours are the same - don't you love the turquoise?
|Image from Sew Fantastic|
And Julianne from Sew Fantastic used the tutorial for the Snowflakes from Crafty Nest, which I followed too.
Its simple and super easy.
And very rewarding to hear the "wows" from the kids.
Really all you need to start is a glue gun and craft sticks. If you get the coloured ones (the Dollar stores have them) then you don't have to paint them like I did.
This is the basic start - you can even stop here and decorate and hang.
Watch out for that glue gun - remember my love hate relationship with mine? Look at the huge amount of glue I had to cut off later.....
So far so good......
Look at the messy mess I make with that glue gun.......grrrr.
A coat of paint on both sides and here are my finished Snowflakes (excuse the awful photos)
A couple of days later on a non-windy day we went outside and applied some glitter.
This was my least favorite part - although I should say its because all 3 kids wanted a chance at holding the glue, paint brush and glitter, which sparked all kinds of trouble including the yelling as Miss Toddler-Thief ran off with the lot!
|plotting her cunning plan|
Then hang your creations - Ive hung ours in the windows......
If you want more ideas - do a google of Popsicle stick decorations.....
Aren't these just lovely? I think we will be doing these during the holidays....
I hope you have been inspired and that you try some of these ideas....
Thanks for reading