Sunday, January 8, 2012

Handmade Snowflakes

We had fun making big 3 dimensional paper snowflakes with our grandsons and grandnephews last week. They are so easy to make. All you need is paper, tape and staples.

I learned how to make these several years ago after stopping by an elementary school classroom to marvel at a flurry of them hanging from the ceiling. The kids had made them! The teacher graciously offered one of the students to show me how.

Snowflakes can be made with all kinds of paper. I've seen some beautiful ones created with junk mail,scrapbook paper and magazines. You can easily make the white ones with regular copy paper, but my favorite is 65 lb cover stock. It's stiffer and holds its shape really well, for a truly everlasting snowflake.

Here’s a tutorial! Go ahead and create a snowstorm.

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