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Sticky Snowflakes. I have a thing for snowflakes.

Sticky Snowflakes

I have since I was kid. I enjoyed cutting them out of paper and unfolding them to see what elaborate designs a few folds and cuts can make. And of course if you saw our Giant Kirigami Spider Webs you also know I like to put a twist on classic projects….soooooo….today’s Sticky Snowflakes are made from something special: Contact Paper ! Yup, that way they stick to your wall, sort of like DIY window clings. Age Appropriateness and Scissor Safety: These snowflakes are fairly elaborate. This post contains affiliate links to products I love and recommend to my readers, plus it keeps this little blog o’mine afloat! Download Template Here Materials Instructions To make a Sticky Snowflake we are first going to learn how to fold paper to create a 6-Sided Snowflake. Basic Fold for a 6-sided snowflake Step 1 Cut a 7” x 7” square out of contact paper.

Cutting your snowflake using the template The template included here can be used as a starting point. Tips. DIY Star Wars Snowflakes. With winter upon us, we thought it would be fun to share a fun project of ours with you: snowflake designs with a Star Wars twist.

DIY Star Wars Snowflakes

We created the original set of designs in 2010 and now have the largest collection of designs and templates on the internet. With The Force Awakens opening in December, the latest installment of the Star Wars film series inspired us to create new designs such as the BB-8 and Kylo Ren. We had so much fun in fact that there are 33 designs altogether. Download the Collection. Please share these on your networks using the hashtag #starwarssnowflakes and our handle @mattersofgrey. If you like Star Wars stuff, you might enjoy our Star Wars ringtones as well. Individual Diagrams Additional Diagrams from Full Collection Directions Click Diagram link to download the PDF (or download the Collection)Print the PDFCut the circle outFold the diagram. Boy Birthday Party Ideas and Supplies. There’s a Christmas carol Bing Crosby recorded that says, “Christmas is a coming…I don’t need to worry, and I don’t need to fret, and the more you give at Christmastime the more you get!”

Boy Birthday Party Ideas and Supplies

Sounds great, huh? Unless you’re the one who wants to give more and the budget says no. Then it can be hard not to fret. But you can still give. There are all sorts of thoughtful handmade gifts that can be put together with items most of us have around the house. Recycled Christmas Card Ornaments. I don’t know about you but I receive a lot of Christmas cards in the mail.

Recycled Christmas Card Ornaments

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE receiving them, especially the ones with the family photos. I love seeing my loved one’s kids grow up, seeing new additions, and even seeing what funny costumes their pets will be wearing. DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments. When I made my paper pumpkins for fall a few weeks ago I really didn’t think they’d be shared thousands and thousands of times!

DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments

After a few emails and some comments and questions from Girl Scout Leaders and Teachers, I thought I’d try a similar craft for the holidays. So, after a few trials, I perfected these DIY paper Christmas ornaments, which were inspired by the paper pumpkins. I took the time and played around with width, length, and paper type.

Finally, I think I found the right DIY formula. I ended up liking the metallic scrapbook paper the best. Time: 20-30 minutes Materials: 12 X 12 piece Scrapbook Paper (one per ornament)Paper CutterTapeHot Glue and Glue GunTwineRibbonScissors Instructions: Step 1: To maximize the use of paper, first cut 12” strips as follows: 2- 1” strips4- 1.25” strips2- 1.5” strips Step 2: Step 3: Next, make the following cuts (see photo below): Step 4: Tape the corresponding strips together as shown below. Step 5: Fold each strip like an accordion. Make a Psychedelic Snowflake.

Last week I showed you how to make Sticky Snowflakes, today I’m showing you how to make a Psychedelic Snowflake.

Make a Psychedelic Snowflake

This project has been in the works ever since I purchased an obscene amount of large coffee filters at the store recently. I knew they would come in handy somehow, I just didn’t have the right project….until now! Coffee filters are PERFECT for making paper snowflakes. The round shape and lightweight material make them easy to fold and cut. Just be aware that in this project we are dipping them into watercolors first and they do end up being wet, making them harder to cut for little ones. Paper Christmas Trees (template included) Ok.

Paper Christmas Trees (template included)

Paper Straw Snowflakes (Preschool Cutting Practice) We love crafting with straws, especially paper straws.

Paper Straw Snowflakes (Preschool Cutting Practice)

The different colors and patterns are simply irresistible. Another reason we love them so much is because they make such great scissor cutting practice for my preschooler! This week our Creative Preschoolers theme is scissor cutting practice so we made Paper Straw Snowflakes. If you have Frozen fanatics at your house, they are sure to love making these! {This post contains affiliate links for your convenience, read our Disclosure Policy for more information.}