After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary I have been looking for ways to help the children who have been affected by the violence. One very simple way I found was to make snowflakes for the children. You see…the Connecticut PTSA is asking for snowflakes to decorate the children’s new school. They want to give them a winter wonderland filled with love for when they return to school.
Each snowflake will be made with love and I can’t help but imagine the thousands upon thousands of snowflakes surrounding the children as they return on that first day. I know that they will be anxious, scared, and very nervous to go back to school and I hope that the snowflakes will be a visual reminder of how much they are loved.
If you’d like to make a few snowflakes and send some love, click here for more info.
This was kind of a spur of the moment decision, so I didn’t go out to buy supplies and instead looked inside my craft closet for inspiration. I found paper and glitter….and really what else do you need to make a snowflake?
I started out by cutting a circle out of regular white paper. I then folded the circle in halves a few times. After that I cut notches out of the folded sides.
It looked like this when opened up.
I then decided to glitter them up some. Here’s a little trick when working with glitter. Do it on sticky contact paper, sticky side up. The glitter will get stuck on the paper and it’s a cinch to clean up. No glitter mess that gets everywhere.
I used Mod Podge glue and a foam brush to add the glitter.
I love the way they turned out, but for me it’s all about just sending the love to those precious children.
I did not include J in this activity, but I hope I can get my creative juices flowing and come up with a fun way for him to make snowflakes too.
Again, if you’re interested in sending snowflakes to the children at Sandy Hook, click here.