Parenting Tips & Tricks for Christmas No. #15 – Make your own Snowflakes

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)
  • Scissors
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Sellotape or string
Method:
  1. Fold your piece of paper in half and half again.
  2. Cut an arc from one corner to the opposite corner.
  3. Still folded, cut thin lines and triangles into the remaining paper shape.
  4. Open out to reveal a snowflake!
  5. Ad glitter (optional)
  6. 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
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Glue
  • Glitter

Method:

  1. Cut circles from the plastic packaging.
  2. Glue and stick string to make a cross shape on he cirlce.
  3. Glue and stick string again in the centre of the cross shape (like an X).
  4. Dot glue and sprinkle glitter on the plastic circle.
  5. 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

Take a look at Crafty Christmas (a cheat’s guide) by @TheBoyandMe for more crafty ideas and link up any ideas you might have.

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About HonieMummy (HonieBuk)

Mum of two girls (16 & 9) and step-Mum to one boy (15). All of whom are bright, fun-loving, creative and musical and make me proud and despite his disability (CP) my step-son and family face challenges with a smile and the will to succeed. Love to travel (mainly US/Canada/Scotland), passionate about photography, music is a must, always in HoniesKitchen, love a bit of crafting and I'm learning to knit (maybe even crochet). I'm a networking junkie and of course there has to be time (quality time) with my amazing family! I like to Blog infrequently whenever it takes my fancy and I don't mind sharing my ups and downs, advice and querky ideas with you all. I will mostly post recipes and photos of food, family and travel. I love to review products that my family and me would use - I kinda consider it my 'duty' to let you all know if something is as good as it says on the tin and a 'must buy' product, that all families should know about. Find these in HonieLikes. If you like what you see, please tell me - I work hard at these things :o)
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4 Responses to Parenting Tips & Tricks for Christmas No. #15 – Make your own Snowflakes

  1. susankmann says:

    The boys love making snowflakes. x

  2. I really look forward to when The Boy is old enough to make snowflakes because it’s something that I used to adore doing, find it incredibly therapeutic! (Thanks for linking up again)

    • Wadda you mean when h’s old enough – he can do the plastic ones with the string now, lol. Bit of PVA glue and string and lts of sprinkles of glitter – I don’t have pictures of them, but they do look good done (you can see right through them 😮

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