Make a Snowflake

These are fun to make and a great winter decoration.

Photos by Angela Rafac

You can upcycle cereal boxes which will take a little more time for preparation, or you can buy craft sticks and you are ready to get started. All pictured snowflakes were made with cereal box strips.


Materials:

  • Cereal boxes (green option) or Popsicle sticks

  • Ruler

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Paint

  • Optional: Glitter or glitter glue (less messy)

  • Blue tape (to hang snowflakes when complete)

What to do:

  • Grab empty cereal boxes, and cut them apart to get just the larger sides ready to use.

  • Measure equal sized strips and cut. You may need about 30-40 strips to complete one snowflake. You may also use half strips.

  • Start laying out snowflake designs. Since snowflakes are six-sided you can start with a star made from two triangles or three strips crossing each other and evenly spaced. Be creative. Any beginning can make a beautiful design.

  • Once you have a design you like, take a picture to remind yourself what your design should look like as you build your snowflake.

  • Glue together the pieces. Tacky glue or regular glue work great because you will have time to shift strips, but it requires patience. A low heat glue gun will work faster, but you cannot adjust the strips.

  • Let the glue dry completely.

  • Paint. Let the snowflake dry and decide if it needs a second coat. Then paint again.

  • Optional: Add glitter, glitter glue or other bling. If you use traditional glitter, it is a good idea to use a paintbrush and glue to brush over the glitter once dry. This will help your snowflake to not shed glitter.

  • Use the blue tape to hang the snowflake when it is complete, and enjoy!

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