Before I start, I've got to tell something funny. It looks like we're going to have a brown Christmas in our area. Yesterday while watching the weather, mija got a pensive look and said, "Someone must have used their birthday wish wrong. They must have wished for no snow for Christmas!" Who knew? I verified that it wasn't me. Are you the guilty party? ;-)
Now, on to the snowflake. Here's what the finished TP roll snowflakes look like.
- Save TP rolls. (Duh!)
- Cut them into 1/2 inch sections. If they flatten out as you cut them, that's fine since you're going to do that anyway.
- We painted them white and immediately rolled them in glitter. We set them on wax paper to dry. We used white tempera paint which doesn't cover that great, but I'm glad I did since it's washable. You could use regular craft paint if you wanted a more "professional" looking paint job.
- Some people staple together. We chose to glue together using a tacky glue. We were originally going to use six segments since snowflakes have six sides, but, five segments looked and fit together better.
It did take a few days to complete the whole project because you had to make sure the paint was dry and then you had to make sure the glue was dry.
You could also paint them red to make poinsettias. They could be painted green with three segments glued to make holly leaves. OR you could make sunflowers some other time of the year by painting them yellow and gluing some sunflower seeds in the middle. You can also make them bigger by continuing to glue segments around. I'm sure the ideas are endless!
Mija is giving them out as Christmas gifts, but again, this would be a fun project for winter in general. Let me know if you come up with any more ideas!!