JANUARY 5TH, 2024
As the snow continues to fall, there's no better time to bring a touch of winter wonderland into your home with a simple and delightful DIY project—glowing snowflakes! With just a few basic materials and easy-to-follow steps, you and your daughter can work together to create your own dazzling snowflakes that will add a magical touch to any window while practicing shapes, colors, and fine motor skills.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Construction paper
- Tissue Paper
- Press and Seal or contact paper
How To Make Your Snowflake Suncatcher:
Step 1: Make a snowflake with the construction paper. Fold the top right corner down to make a triangle. (You will have an extra strip of paper that you will not need. Go ahead and cut it off.)
Step 2: Fold that triangle into another, then again, and for a third time.
Step 3: Cut shapes into the edges of the paper. Don’t worry about making perfect shapes. Every snowflake is different!
Step 4: Unfold your paper to see your design.
Step 5: Take the tissue paper and cut it into small squares. We used different colors but you can use any color you like.
Step 6: Tear a sheet of press and seal large enough to fit your entire snowflake.
Step 7: Press your snowflake onto the sticky side of the press and seal.
Step 8: Use your tissue paper squares to fill in the empty spaces on your snowflake.
Step 9: Tear another piece of press and seal for the other side of your snowflake and press the opposite side of your snowflake into it.
Step 10: Trim the excess press and seal around the snowflake.
Step 11: Hold up the snowflake against the window and watch as your snowflake glows in the sunlight.
These snowflakes are the perfect winter decor. Hang them up in windows around the house to enjoy all winter long!