Do you remember those snowflakes you made during winter months at school that were made of paper and you would fold them, and fold them, and fold them some more and then cut different designs out and unfold to reveal your unique snowflake? Well, my daughter is a little too young to be making small hard cuts like that but I still wanted to make snow flakes with her because she loves winter and playing in snow, so here are a few different ways that I came up with to make some really cool snow flakes.
The first one we did we used blue construction paper, school glue, a paint brush, scissors and salt. The reason I used salt was because we did not have any white or silver glitter. If you have glitter and would rather use that, you are more than welcome to, however the salt amazed me at how cool it turned out!
I hand drew a very simple snowflake design without too many hard cuts to do on the blue construction paper. I let my daughter cut out the snowflake.
Then, we used the paint brush to brush on the school glue. You might want to do this on some newspaper because it does get messy. With the glue still wet, we sprinkled salt onto the snowflake.
Allow the snow flake to dry and then hang it up! The salt makes the snowflake look like it has glitter on it even without having to use glitter!
The 2nd one we did because we wanted to see what the salt would look like on white paper since it turned out good on the blue. For this one, we used:
– A paper plate (had no white construction paper, but if you have white construction paper feel free to use it)
– School glue
– Paint brush
Again, I drew a very simple snowflake design onto the paper plate and let my daughter cut it out.
Next we used the paint brush to brush on school glue and then sprinkled salt all over the snowflake and let it dry.
We found out that the paper plate held up better because it was stronger than the construction paper so it held its shape great. But, the paper plate was harder for my daughter to cut out the design with.
You remember getting school glue on your hands and skin and peeling it off? This happened to us while we were working on these snow flakes and so I decided to try another snowflake.
For this third snowflake, we used school glue, salt, white confectioners sprinklers (the little tiny white balls used to decorate cookies with), a spatula and wax paper.
On the wax paper, I used the school glue to draw snowflakes directly on the wax paper. Then we sprinkled them with salt and white confectioner’s sprinkles.
Next we let the dry and carefully scraped them up using a spatula. A few broke, especially where the glue wasn’t very wide/thick, but some of them turned out and looked great! They turned out looking like frosty, glittery, snowflakes!
We then hung all the snowflakes we made up in my daughter’s bedroom windows.