Here is Parenting Tips & Tricks for Christmas No. 15 – Make yor own snowflakes!
Now when I was a wee girl, it used to snow in the Winter – not a lot of it in December – I remember trying out my new roller skates on Christmas Day and the Met Office was always under the close eye of the bookies for the first flake of snow on Christmas Day (I don’t remember getting my wheels stuck in the white stuff and I doubt there were many winnings payed out for it either!)
We had to make our own snow if we wanted to see it at Christmas – so if it’s paper snow, plastic snow or tins of the stuff you want, read on for how to make it or get hold of it.
Paper Snow Flakes
You will need:
- White paper (cut into squares approx. 10cm wide)
- Glitter (optional)
- Sellotape or string
- Fold your piece of paper in half and half again.
- Cut an arc from one corner to the opposite corner.
- Still folded, cut thin lines and triangles into the remaining paper shape.
- Open out to reveal a snowflake!
- Ad glitter (optional)
- Attach string and hang or use a smal piece of sellotape to stick to a window (this looks effective from outside).
Clear Plastic Snowflakes
You will need:
- Plastic cut from packaging
- Cut circles from the plastic packaging.
- Glue and stick string to make a cross shape on he cirlce.
- Glue and stick string again in the centre of the cross shape (like an X).
- Dot glue and sprinkle glitter on the plastic circle.
- Hang or stick to a window as with paper snowflake.
Now if you are looking for some instant stuff that looks like the real thing. You can buy it in tins with little sachets of white dry granules, that when water is added, it swells to much more than it’s size (about a litres worth, if my memory serves me right). If you Google ‘Instant Snow’ there are many stockists for this – but shop around as some a very pricey for the same thing.
Take a look at all of the other Parenting Tips & Tricks for Christmas, to save you time, money and pick up some crafty ideas …
Tips and Tricks No. 1 – Cadbury’s White Chocolate Fingers (intro to Tips & Tricks)
Tips and Tricks No. 2 – Advent Treats in Organza Bags
Tips & Tricks No. 3 – Recycling Christmas Cards into Gift Tags
Tips & Tricks No. 4 – Hand Painted Christmas Wreaths
Tips & Tricks No. 5 – Clear the Clutter
Tips & Tricks No. 6 – Recycling the Cost of Christmas
Tips & Tricks No. 7 – Saving Money on Kids Toys (and Big Boys Toys)
Tips & Tricks No. 8 – Gift Bag it!
Tips & Trick No. 9 – Christmas Fairy Cup Cakes
Tips & Tricks No. 10 – Cookies with Love
Tips & Tricks No. 11 – Children’s Christmas Parties (and Tea Parties)
Tips & Tricks No. 12 – Lets Swop Toys!
Tips & Tricks No. 14 – Home Made Christmas Crackers