Creative Crafts for Creative Kids

Glitter Snowflakes

Posted on: December 22, 2009

Even if it doesn’t snow this winter you can still have snow with this cute snowflake project.  Made with a paper towel roll, this craft will add a touch of winter to any home.  The project can get pretty messy so wear old clothes or a smock!  This fun project idea comes to us from Sean Donovan in Massachusetts!  Thanks for the suggestion Sean!

Things you will need:

  • Paper towels or newspaper to cover your work surface
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • White paint
  • White glitter
  • Paper towel roll or several toilet paper rolls
  • Yarn or thread

Step 1: Cut your paper towel roll into 8 pieces.  Be sure to make them as even as possible.

Step 2: Paint each of your cardboard pieces with white paint.  Be sure to cover each piece completely.

Step 3: While the paint is still wet, or using a thin layer of glue, sprinkle glitter onto the outside of each piece.

Step 4: Let everything dry completely before putting it together.  Pinch each end as shown and lay out your pieces in the above pattern.  Glue or staple everything together and let it dry before tying a piece of thread on as a hanger.

Congratulations!  You have just made a glittery snowflake for your home!  Make a bunch and hang them from your windows for a wintery feel.  You can also use silver glitter for a different effect.  Did you do this project?  How did it turn out?  Please feel free to share your comments and pictures in the comments section!

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