These are fun to make and a great winter decoration.
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.
Cereal boxes (green option) or Popsicle sticks
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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