Fun project for any age…

Nov 16, 2010

This paper snowflake ornament will certainly keep kids of all ages entertained while waiting for their Thanksgiving meal. All you need are a few supplies and they should be busy for at least an hour and hopefully longer. The younger kids can punch the pieces needed, the older kids can fold them into shape then together they can attach and glitter everything to create the ornament. I think some made out of red and green solid cardstock or the adorable Tinsel & Twig collection by The Girls’ Paperie would look awesome.

Supplies Needed: White Cardstock, Maya Road Iridescent Glitter, Maya Road Chipboard Snowflakes, Maya Road Pure White Ink, Rhinestones, Diamond Stickles, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue

Tools Needed: Fiskars Extra Large Square-a-Licious (scallop square) Punch, Fiskars Extra Large Seal of Approval (scallop round) Punch, Paintbrush

The Crafty Scrapper has all the supplies and tools needed in stock. If you cannot get to the store just give them a call as they will gladly mail the items to you.

Instructions:

  • Using the square punch and white cardstock punch out 12 squares.

  • Hold the square so that it looks like a diamond shape, pinch the bottom end together just a bit and roll the right and left corners together. See photo above.
  • Using Aleene’s Quick Dry Adhesive attach the corners together at the first scallop to create your cone. See photo above. Repeat these two steps on all 12 squares.

  • Using the circle punch, punch 2 circles out of white cardstock.
  • Place adhesive onto one circle and begin attaching all 12 cones. Make sure to attach the points of each cone as close to the center of the scallop circle as possible. See photo above.
  • Once all the cones are attached place two foam squares on top of each other in the center of the ornament and attach the second scallop circle. See photo below.

  • Using Pure White Ink, ink the top of your Maya Road Chipboard Snowflake.
  • Using a paintbrush, apply Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue to the snowflake then apply Maya Road Iridescent Glitter, tap of excess. Let dry.
  • Once the snowflake is dry attach a clear rhinestone to the center of the snowflake.
  • Using Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue attach the glittered snowflake to the center of the scallop circle. See photo below.

  • Using Diamond Stickles, accent the scallops on the circle and cones. Let dry.

There are several ways you can use your paper snowflake. You can punch a hole in the center  top of one cone and tie a hanger on it to use as an ornament or leave it as is and use it as a bow for the top of a gift or place it in the center of a Kraft Gift Bag as an embellishment. Which ever way you decide to use your paper snowflake I’m sure the recipient will be thrilled to receive it.

And my “All Things Winter” online workshop is now open for registration. Once registered you will have instant access to the supply list then on December 1st the fun will begin.

Hope to see you there.

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@ 10:14 am
  • kim c

    lisa, this is great. i was already planning on making this type of ornament. But now that i’ve seen your tutorial, i’m going with the scallops! thanks for the inspo

  • http://Scrapbook4Fun.blogspot.com Shirley

    That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • Donna C

    Thanks Lisa! This is adorable and u could do a bunch of them while watching a Christmas movie!!

  • Ingvild

    Thanks for sharing this Lisa – my kids are going to give this a try. Love it.

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