It’s Friiiiiday!! We made it to the end of another week! Have you been following my advent activities? If so, I hope you’ve come across a few ideas you like. Today we’re getting crafty while we:
Make some paper snowflakes
These paper decorations are wonderful for developing those fine motor skills, co-ordination, concentration, shape skills, and creativity. And of course, you can link it with your learning about the weather, the seasons, symmetry, and the science of the states of water! But mostly, it is wonderful fun!
What you’ll need:
Something circular to draw around (a small plate will do)
OPTIONAL: Glue, Glitter, Sequins etc
What to do:
Draw around your circular object (plate?) and cut out so that you have a circle of white paper.
Fold in half, half again, and half again (it should look like a slice of pizza).
Snip into the edges – triangle snips work the best, but you can experiment with all kinds of shapes. Your child might need a little help with snipping – especially if your paper is slightly thicker.
When you’ve made all of the cuts you like, unfold the snowflake and marvel at the wonderful designs!
OPTIONAL: Spread a little glue over your snowflake and sprinkle with glitter, or add sequins.
No 2 snowflakes are the same, so enjoy experimenting with all kinds of weird and wonderful shapes and designs. Once they’re finished (and dried if you were using glue), why not hang them up so that they look like real snowflakes falling?