Winter is here! Well, not quite here. In fact, large parts of Australia are suffering through record-breaking hot weather. Yesterday at Oodnadatta in South Australia the temperature rose above 47 degrees (116 F). It was also the 10th consecutive day over 40 degrees (104F) in the town with more of the same forecast for the next seven days! There has never been a better reason to do snowflake craft!
What you need to make cardboard tube snowflakes:
- cardboard tubes/toilet rolls
- white paint
- silver glitter
Once the cutting was completed, Ebony was ready to make the snowflakes sparkle! The methods we used were to cover the snowflake in white paint and then roll it in glitter OR once wet with paint, shake glitter all over the snowflake (and the tray, the tablecloth and the universe as we know it!). Lots of shaking, not so much rolling
Ebony loved making the snowflakes sparkle. White snowflakes are good too if you don’t feel like experiencing a glitter bomb going off in your house:) Indeed – make them any colour you wish.
I love the glitter sparkling in the window.
You may choose to make only one snowflake or a whole crowd of them. The options for using the snowflakes are endless. We used ours to make a garland and next christmas we will make some more into ornaments.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…
Not much snow outside that window is there? But we’re fine with our indoor style snowflakes – making us feel a bit cooler in our winter wonderland.
Is it snowing where you are? If it is I would LOVE to hear from you and find out where you are. I promise I will show the girls where you and the snow are on our globe. You can contribute to their education! What better reason do you need to leave a quick comment?
Thanks so much for dropping by!