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.
You will need.
8 Wooden Pegs
Wood Glue – PVA should do it although for speed I did have to resort to the glue gun.
A small amount of thread.
- Take the wooden pegs apart.
- Glue the wooden pegs back to back.
- Arrange the pegs into a star shape and glue them into place.
- Paint the star white. I reckon any white paint would do or for a smoother finish you could use spray paint.
- Once the paint is dry spread a thin coat of glue over the surface of the star/snowflake.
- 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.
- Voila you have a beautiful star/snowflake to hang on your tree.
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.