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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