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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sparkly Snowflakes


Every year our previous Pre-K teacher made the most beautiful snowflakes to hang on the wall this time of year. I loved them so much I wanted to make them myself. I contacted her and she said she cut them from tissue paper and sprinkled on snow like glitter. The glitter I used was called Cello Glitter. I got it at our local craft store.

Anyway I got together:

white tissue paper
scissors
glue
light blue construction paper
snowflake like glitter

First I cut the large pieces of tissue paper down to about 10 inch squares. Then I folded them up triangularly so that the children could cut out triangle shapes. Well, the tissue paper was giving me trouble with cutting. I ended up having to help many of them. (I later read something about using coffee filters for cutting snowflakes out of, I might give this a try next year.)



I then helped them put glue on one side of the snowflake--the paper being so fine made it hard to transfer it to the construction paper back.



Finally we put glue on the snowflake after it was on the paper and sprinkled the glue on it.




I will say that the project on the wall is beautiful, but I wasn't overly happy with how much the children could do of the project. I thought the tissue paper being thin would make it easier for them to cut when it was folded up--it wouldn't be so hard to get through all the layers, but it didn't seem stiff enough.

Then I also didn't think about the tissue paper folding all together when we were trying to glue it to the blue paper.

I hope to try this craft again next year with some variations so that the children have more that they can do with it.

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3 comments:

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Jen said...

beautiful....