Glitter Snowflakes

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These snowflakes, originally found here, were super easy to make, but took a long time, 15 plus hours to dry.  The plan was for this to be a craft for Reagan and I to do on a super chilly, 9 degree, day here in Rochester.  Unfortunately, the only part of this craft that Reagan was able to participate in was the shaking of the glitter onto the glue.  She wasn’t super disappointed, and luckily I still had left overs on hand from a Snow Man craft that we did a week or so back.

Materials

IMG_0059Paper

Writing Utensil- we used a black marker

Wax Paper

White liquid Glue

Glitter- we used silver

Needle

Thread- we used white

Directions

IMG_0057Free hand draw as many snowflakes as you would like to make onto a piece of paper.

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IMG_0062Cover your piece of paper with a sheet of wax paper. Using your glue, trace your snowflake.

IMG_0063IMG_0064IMG_0066 Cover snowflakes with glitter and leave to dry overnight.

IMG_0144When completely dry; carefully peel the snowflakes off of the wax paper.  I obviously wasn’t successful in peeling off each snowflake, but no snowflake is the same or perfect, so I we still used the ones that didn’t peel off perfectly.

IMG_0148IMG_0149IMG_0150 Using a needle and thread, poke a hole into the top of each snowflake and thread the string through.  Tie a knot to create a loop.

IMG_0154IMG_0153IMG_0151  We used our snowflakes to decorate our bar in the the kitchen.  The snowflakes add the perfect amount of sparkle to our kitchen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparkly Mess

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Tons of glitter to brighten a gloomy day! I totally asked for a huge mess with this project, but Reagan wanted glitter, so we glittered!!!

materials

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Glue ( I like clear washable glue)
Glitter
Paper
Something to pour excess glitter into- we used an old box

What To Do

Cover work area- this project can get messy!! Place a piece of paper in front of your child, give them a glue bottle and assist in squeezing the glue onto the paper. Show them how to move the glue bottle left, right, up and down their paper, while squeezing the bottle. This is when I talk with Reagan about the glue being sticky. I encourage her to touch the glue with one of her fingers, so that she can feel the texture and stickiness.

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Show your child the different colors of glitter that you have and allow for them to select the color that they want to use. Guiding their hands at first, show them how to shake the glitter jar to completely cover their glue with glitter.

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Assist your child, at first, in shaking the excess glitter off of their paper. We used an old box for our extra glitter.

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Let the glue dry. Like I said before, this project can get messy, so be prepared!!

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Have a SPARKLING day!