Every year, the kids and I make a homemade ornament or
two. This year, given my sudden infatuation with snowflakes, I zeroed in on
this winter craft.
It was perfect for my four-year-old who could always use
a little fine motor practice.
Wooden craft sticks
Hot glue gun
White acrylic craft paint and brushes
Buttons (white, pearl, glittery, etc.)
White school glue
Yarn or thread
Making this lovely little snowflake is simple.
1. Paint three wooden craft sticks and let dry.
2. Arrange them in a snowflake shape and use hot glue to
hold them together.
3. Apply white school glue to the six points of the
snowflake. Position the buttons on top.
4. Break for hot cocoa. (optional)
5. Keep gluing buttons on until the whole snowflake is
6. Let dry and attach a loop of yarn to the back with hot
glue so you can hang it on the tree.
While we waited for the glue to dry, we read two
Snow by Uri
Shulevitz is a charming book that tells the typical tale of a child who is
excited for snow when the grown-ups are not. It's a simple book with enchanting
Snowflake by Steve Metzger chronicles the journey of a snowflake as it
falls from the sky, hoping to land in a field and become part of a snowman.
It's a heartwarming story with a beautiful (and happy) ending.