DIY peg Star/Snowflake

Posted On December 10, 2014| Leave a reply

Each Christmas they run a little competition at Amelies school to make something with a Christmasy theme.

This year they have been asked to make a snowflake.  We found lots of ideas which we have pinned to our snowflake board.

Finally we decided to make this.  I think it’s really effective and easy to make – even for little people.

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You will need.

8 Wooden Pegs

Wood Glue – PVA should do it although for speed I did have to resort to the glue gun.

White Paint

Glitter

A small amount of thread.

Pegs

  • Take the wooden pegs apart.
  • Glue the wooden pegs back to back.

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  • Arrange the pegs into a star shape and glue them into place.

Paint-it

  • Paint the star white.  I reckon any white paint would do or for a smoother finish you could use spray paint.

Glue

  • Once the paint is dry spread a thin coat of glue over the surface of the star/snowflake.

Glitter

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  • Cover it in glitter.  Lots of it in our case so make sure you catch it so that you can re-use it.
  • Once it is dry and you have shaken off any excess glue, with a needle carefully thread a small amount of cotton through one of the gaps and tie off.

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  • Voila you have a beautiful star/snowflake to hang on your tree.

Proud-as

Amelie had a ball making this and was really proud of herself and the end result.  I think that this simple easy idea makes a beautiful Christmas decoration.

 

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