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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!


If you’re looking for a cute way to hold notes on your fridge, look no further than this cute alligator magnet!  It’s an easy project that is as fun as it is functional!

Alligator 004Things you’ll need:

  • Clothespin
  • Markers (optional)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Googly eyes
  • Stick-on magnets

Alligator 006Step 1: Begin by painting your clothespin with green paint.  Younger children can use markers instead of paint.  Let the clothespin dry.

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Step 2: Once the clothespin is dry add a decorative design with yellow paint.  While the yellow paint is still wet, sprinkle with glitter in the color of your choice.  Let dry.

Alligator 014Step 3: Using glue, place googly eyes on the clothespin.  Let dry.

Alligator 018Step 4: Using the stick-on magnets, place one on the back of your clothespin.

Alligator 020Congratulation!  Now you have a cute alligator magnet.  Stick him to the fridge and he’s ready to hold your notes!  Did you do this project?  Did you do it differently?  Please share your pictures and comments in the comments section.

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