I am kind of addicted to snowflake crafts. I love the symmetry and since no two snowflakes are the same, think of all of the design possibilities. I could make snowflakes all day and with all of these wonderful snowflake craft ideas, I really could. There are snowflakes made with paper, snowflakes sewn with yarn, snowflakes made out of hand prints and even snowflakes painted on rocks. Which is your favorite?
There are not many things cuter than an adorable waddling penguin, except for maybe three adorable waddling penguins. These penguins look like they are waddling in this easy rocking paper plate penguin craft.
Believe it or not, there are only 55 days left until Christmas. Before we know it Santa will be coming to town and he will be heading to a chimney near you. We made fun pop-up puppets a few months back and they were a big hit with my little girl. I couldn’t wait to make them again. These Santa puppets are a great idea for the holiday season. The Dixie cups made a perfect chimney for Santa to pop in and out of.
My five-year old loves to color. Last year she pushed aside her coloring books and dove into my adult coloring books and that is all that she will color now. She spends days working diligently on every small detail of the page that she is working on and does a beautiful job. My daughter’s love for coloring, inspired me to try my hand at making my first coloring page. For a first attempt, it is not perfect, but my little one and I both enjoyed it. Get your own printable snowflake coloring page below.
As you all know, we love printmaking. Tin foil prints are great because there is very little set up and they are easy enough for kids of all ages. We have made foil prints many times, but for these snowflake prints, we wanted to use negative space to make our designs. Here’s how!
We just got our first frost of the season this weekend. This was a gentle reminder that winter will be here before we know it, like it or not. As much as I am not a fan of the cold, I am a fan of winter crafts and nothing says winter like snowflakes. I love snowflakes. They are so pretty and easy to make and they are a great way to teach patterns and symmetry. These Q-tip snowflakes are also fantastic for working on those fine motor skills.
Being a New Englander, I enjoy watching the seasons change. I eagerly anticipate the trees filling up with leaves in the spring and summer. Watching the snow falling on the bare branches in the winter is simply magical. And the fall….oh the fall. It is my favorite season of all. I love seeing the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges dancing around in the trees. It is such a beautiful sight. Fall is not quite here yet, but we wanted to start our first fall craft. Once we saw how pretty our project came out though, what started as one foil embossed fall tree, turned into a tree craft for each season.
The winter is officially here and we enjoyed a couple of snowy days this week to welcome the start of winter. We played outside in the snow all day yesterday and took in all of the beauty of the season. Watching the snowfall and looking at the snow-covered trees was enough to inspire some winter crafting.
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We love working with clay and nature items. We have a collection of sticks and stones set aside for occasions just like this.
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The other day, I showed my little girl how to cut snowflakes. In the beginning, she had a bit of a hard time snipping through the folded paper, so we switched over to newspaper for our tutorial. We cut a bunch of them in different sizes. You can find directions on how to cut a snowflake here.