Monday, December 14, 2009

How to make snowflake ornaments with small kids

I was trying to clean up one of the junk cupboards that I have full of craft stuff and I found some cotton balls and Popsicle sticks. I saw someone make snowflake ornaments with Popsicle sticks and buttons and was wondering if cotton balls would work.
As I took out the supplies, cotton balls, Popsicle sticks and white glue. Isla also hopped up and started helping right away. She grabbed the glue and just started going to town. It was neat to see her really enjoying it and actually doing it by herself.
After all the cotton balls were on I quickly took it away to dry - since Isla just wanted to play with it more. I added a bit more glue to make sure the cotton balls were going to stay on.
The next day, when Lilo was making her ornaments (I'll post later) Isla was wanting to do something too, so that's when I thought about adding the snowflake sequins.

On the back I glue gunned a piece of string to hang it from and wrote Isla's name and year.

Looking at it now I could have put another Popsicle stick. I did try to space them out more but the glue is slippery before it dries and a 20 month old isn't that patient.
I still think they turned out super cute.

5 comments:

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

love this! so cute!

Janie Ferragamo said...

I teach 3 - 5 year olds Sunday School and this idea is PERFECT. I won't have too much prep for this project! THANKS and I'm sure the kids will love it as well!
Janie Ferragamo

Janie Ferragamo said...

I teach 3 - 5 year olds Sunday School and this idea is PERFECT. I won't have too much prep for this project! THANKS and I'm sure the kids will love it as well!
Janie Ferragamo

Julia @ AllFreeChristmasCrafts said...

Hello!
I'm one of the Editors at http://www.allfreechristmascrafts.com/ and I just wanted to let you remind you that we linked to your project on our site in November 2010. You can see the project and thumbnail at: http://www.allfreechristmascrafts.com/Preschool-Christmas-Crafts/Easy-Snowflake-Ornaments/. I think it's a great project that our readers will just love to make. This will easily bring traffic to your site and allow others to see what's new on your site.

We would love to add more of your projects to our site, so feel free to let us know as you add or create projects. We are always looking for afghan projects as well as other projects so if you have any of these please feel free to send them my way or let us know if you prefer we not link to you. We also feature projects from our website on our blogs, eBooks and e-mail newsletters.

Your project is great and we know our readers will enjoy it. With that said, can we have permission to link to any project on your site as well as use the image? We will credit you, of course.
Thanks!

Bonita said...

Just letting you know I linked to this post in my Snowflake Unit Study http://www.zujava.com/snowflake-study