Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Snowflakes

This year I wanted to do something a little different than the typical paper snowflake. Here's some fun and "unique" ideas for snowflakes:

# 1"Fan-tastic" Snowflakes:

Construction paper
hole punch
stapler or tape

Fold your paper in half lengthwise and then cut it in half. Fan-fold your paper in half-inch folds and staple it in the middle. Trim the ends so they come to a point and then punch holes wherever you want (your toddler can help you with this part).



Have your toddler open up the fan and help them tape (or you can staple) the ends together to create a snowflake!
See original here

#2 Beaded Snowflakes

white pipe cleaners
small/med. clear beads
clear or sparkly thread
Christmas pom-poms

Step One
: Cut six pipe cleaners in half and wrap one of them tightly around the other eleven.


Step Two: Have your toddler spread out the pipe cleaners until it looks like a snowflake.

Step Three
: String your beads onto each pipe cleaner. The beads I had were pretty large, so I only put 2-3 beads on each pipe cleaner. If you get smaller beads, you can obviously put more without weighing it down too much. (Bigger is easier for little fingers though!)



Step Four: With your needle and thread (I used gold thread), sew on three Christmas pom-poms and hang your snowflake for display! They could of course work as ornaments as well.
See original here.

Here's some other great ideas I found:
Glittery Snowflake Window Clings
*I'm planning on doing this one this week; I'll let you know how it goes
as long as baby doesn't come before I get to it!

Pasta Snowflake
Clothespin Snowflake

Beaded Snowflake

Martha Stewart's Pipe Cleaner Snowflake

Have fun with these!
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1 comment :

  1. I REALLY love your site and do the activities with my kids all the time...THANKS! Keep it up :)