The other day we woke up to snow, lots of it. It looked like Jack Frost covered the entire village with a snowflake blanket. We were in awe. Mostly because I can count the times we’ve seen snow over the past 10 years on one hand. There was no better time to crank up the heating, pour some hot chocolate and get stuck into creating some magical paper snowflakes. You’ve got to love winter on days like that!
How to Make Paper Snowflakes
This kids craft is easier than easy.
Then, follow these simple steps:
1. Cut a bunch of snowflakes (you can use these handy patterns if you want to impress yourself and everyone else!)
2. Paint them with water colours.
3. Add glitter while the paint is still wet. That way the glitter will actually stay on a lot better.
4. Tie a piece of string onto the snowflake.
5. Slide some wooden beads into place.
Don’t they look gorgeous?
Magical Kid Make Winter Process Art
Can you believe a craft this simple can look so beautiful? And can you believe my daughter actually made these?
No. I don’t blame you.
It was the very talented Art Bar who inspired this easy paper snowflake craft. Her simple, colourful process art ideas never fail to blow my mind. If you have a minute, go and have a look around on her website. If Art Bar is not on your radar already, you will thank me in five minutes. People need to know that art can be all about the process and still look gorgeous!
It’s the paper, water colour paint and wooden beads combination that I wanted to give a go and it turned out wonderfully for us. It’s all in the glitter my 6 year old daughter adds. This time she’s spot on. (Let’s not mention certain other times, I’m still recovering.)
Here are a couple of our favourite winter arts, crafts and projects should you fancy some more ideas.
- Paper Snowflake Garland in a Box by Handmade Charlotte
- Paper Plate Snowflake Yarn Art by I Heart Crafty Things
- Easy Cardboard Winter Castle by Hello, Wonderful
- Plastic Plate Snow Globe by Smart School House
Have fun creating!
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