Wednesday, December 20, 2006

3D Snowflakes - Christmas Craft

When cruising blogs yesterday I came across a really neat Christms craft at Lolly's. I have always made snowflakes, the traditional....fold and cut and hope you don't cut one of the "arms" off. The 3D look really peaked my interest, so today we followed the tutorial and made these snowflakes.


The instructions called for 6 square pieces of paper any size from 4" to 10". My sample that I made was from an 8 1/2" square, while it was beautiful it was a bit much to handle and I knew it would be cumbersome for the boys. I cut their squares 5" for the ones in the window and we all thought that was the perfect size.
Cowodie and Speedy B enjoyed the craft. I had already cut the squares for them. It took approximately 20 minutes for them to each construct one snowflake. Though they enjoyed making the snowflakes, they were done after one. It was too much of a process for the 5 year old, he passed on the activity after a few minutes.

The look is very pretty and different from the ones we have made for years. I will plan on doing them again next year. Let me know if you give them a try!

4 comments:

Lolly said...

Oh, they look great! I am so glad you made some ;)

Sarakastic said...

This is a great idea, I will ahve to try these even though I'm a grown up. I make no promises that I will have both my arms left by the time I am finished.

Beth said...

Julie,
I read the same post and so wanted to make the snowflakes but haven't tried them yet. You've inspired me to give it a try.

The boys are feeling sad that we won't have company for Christmas this year and we won't have snow either. Perhaps a snowflake making session will be in order.

Snowflake said...

You can find a printable pattern for the 3-D snowflake at Paper Snowflakes for Children http://www.papersnowflakes.com/3dsnowflakes3.htm