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.
Love this idea! Gonna do it too!
These are so cute 🙂