CRAFT: Paper Snowflakes

Looking for an easy craft to do with the kids this season and/or a simple way to spruce up the house for the holidays? How about paper snowflakes!

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They’re so easy yet so overlooked. Maybe it’s because all you need are three things: Paper, scissors, and a snowflake maker (i.e., the kid). I like to start with squares of paper, but you don’t even have to do that. Just start folding up a piece in a rectangle, square, or triangle shape and then cut. Unfold, and voila… your blizzard is just beginning!

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We used basic white paper and light blue construction paper, but you can be fancier and use foils or other paper types. Not too thick though; you have to remember there might be some littler hands that can’t cut through the thickness of a card-stock, let alone a piece folded over a few times.

And these can stay up well past Christmas, too, since they aren’t holiday-specific. Cool!

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Who said we can’t have a white (or blue) Christmas here in Southern California?!

Almost one year ago, T and I made snowflakes under completely different circumstances. Our hearts are with those in Newtown, CT always, but especially during this solemn time of reflection.

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