Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake….

“We are a little like a snowflake…. unique and one of a kind”

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If you share you lives with little people, then I am sure that the excitement of Christmas has already started to creep in.

It is not even December yet and the boys have been signing Christmas songs, making up a Christmas dance (which was very strictly!) and asking – daily – if Santa is here yet. I have been so fed up trying to remember how many sleeps there are until Christmas that yesterday I dug out the Christmas countdown ornament that we have. The thinking was that this would help stop the constant questions. And, guess what.  I was wrong…..

As you have probably realised from reading my other posts lately, the boys love getting crafty. So I thought we could do some fun Christmas crafts to keep them occupied.

Little did I know that this would get messy…. Very very messy.

I thought it would be fun to make white a snowflake out of handprints. How much fun would that be?

Lots of fun as it turns out, until one child steps – thankfully barefoot – in the paint and then runs away. Queue one freaked out mummy trying to stop him before he got to a carpet! Serves me right for being clever and doing crafts in the utility room floor, as I thought it would be easiest to clean up.

Anyway, if you fancy having a go at this, here is how we did it. I would recommend trying this without the drama!

Warning, this is craft is easy peasy!!!

What you need to make a snowflake:

  • Coloured paper
  • White paint
  • One hand

Blue Card. White paint on an orange plate. One little hand covered in white paint and ready to start making snowflakes

So, all you have to do is let your little one dip their hand in the white paint and repeatedly put this on the card. Then, each time you turn the card slightly.

A little finger adds snowdrops to his blue snowflake pictures

Once done, you can add to the snowflake by making little snowdrops with the tips of fingers.

The end results - a snowflake and snowdrops done by little handprints and fingers.
The end results - a snowflake done by little handprints

I thought it looked really effective. If you have a go please tag me on Social Media so I can see your snowflake!

Ho, Ho, Ho….

We have been getting festive with our crafts. This is perfect for children as they make a snowflake out of their handprint and white paint. Really easy and a great art attack for Christmas.
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46 Comments

  1. 11th December 2016 / 11:23 pm

    Had to stop by and comment on your fantastic post. Love the creativity not only in the activity but the blog post layout too with the incorporation of tweets. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you hun! I really appreciate that. Have a great christmas xxxx

  2. 9th December 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Oh this I could do! I’m not crafty and have a nearly 2 year old but I think we could manage this. Thank you! #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Good luck, hope you have fun xxx

  3. 9th December 2016 / 10:00 am

    This is a great idea, we are doing our craft/card making today! I bet these would look awesome with some glitter as well! Thanks for sharing xx #sharingthebloglove

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Hope it went well, would love to see the results xxxx

  4. 8th December 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Lovely idea! I run a toddler group so I’m always on the look out for simple crafts that the kids can do. I hope you managed to catch the painted foot before it made its way to the carpet! #SharingTheBlogLove

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:19 pm

      We did thanks…. just 🙂 x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks! Have a great christmas xx

  5. 8th December 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Oh fun! My daughter would love this. We did some hand painting ghosts for Halloween so I know these would go down well! #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Oh I like the idea of the ghosts, I will need to remember that next year xxx

  6. 8th December 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Oh, I’m definitely doing this with the grandchildren. Even the little one will be able to do it.
    Great post.
    #Sharingthebloglove

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:17 pm

      It is so much fun, hope your grandchildren enjoy it xxx

  7. 8th December 2016 / 1:49 pm

    This is so lovely, and what I like about it is it’s the sort of thing that any age can do, even a tiny tot like mine 🙂 #sharingthebloglove

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Good luck if you try it out 🙂 x

  8. 7th December 2016 / 9:34 pm

    These look great! I love it when you can get them to do things like this with very little work and they come out looking great. Alice would love it, not sure I trust Holly yet! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:17 pm

      oh yes, maybe next year ha ha! Good luck if you try it out, would love to see how you get on x

  9. 2nd December 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Aww, I love this! I’m looking for some very very simple craft ideas to make Christmas cards and this looks like it might just be easy enough for us to tackle! Luckily Max doesn’t like having painty hands, so he’s likely to just stand there holding his hands out shouting ‘clean’ at me rather than running wild! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:16 pm

      D is a like that, he isn’t so sure about getting paint everywhere. Good luck, I would love to see what you end up doing xxx

  10. 27th November 2016 / 6:10 pm

    I love how you keep the kids busy with fun activities, they seem to love them so much and it’s fun for you all. That is, until someone steps in the paint! I would have been freaking out! I hope you did reach him before he got to the carpet!

    These look so cute and they would be a great Christmas Card idea for the grandparents and other family members. And it will be a cute art piece to save as a memory. Especially since it has a great story attached to it!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 12:15 pm

      I did manage to reach him thankfully. Sometimes these things just don’t go to plan but that is half the fun x

  11. 26th November 2016 / 9:29 am

    This is such a great craft, so simply but so Christmassy too. Love it

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:57 am

      Thanks, I hope you have a lovely christmas Zena x

  12. 25th November 2016 / 2:11 pm

    What a lovely and creative idea. These are great 🙂

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:58 am

      Thanks, I hope you have a lovely christmas Claire x

  13. 24th November 2016 / 5:40 am

    LOL, Messy kids are happy kids in my opinion and the monkey’s must have had a ball making these snowflakes. You’re such a creative mom, Yvonne. I love how you always spend quality time with your little ones and let them explore the little artists inside

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:53 am

      Thanks! I love that they are getting into art now. When they were smaller I tried so hard to get them to be creative but I think they were maybe just a little too young. Hope you have a wonderful christmas hun xxxx

  14. 23rd November 2016 / 11:41 pm

    Kids will love this. Looks like fun.

  15. 23rd November 2016 / 11:04 pm

    never mind your little ones being excited I’m super excited for Christmas haha. This is such a fun way to get children excited 🙂 x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:52 am

      I am hugely excited too 🙂 x

  16. 23rd November 2016 / 10:43 pm

    This is so cute! I adore hand print art, but get a little stressy about the mess! Kaz x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:51 am

      I do too, I try to let them just go for it but it is tricky and we usually get into a muddle x

  17. 23rd November 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Maybe if we get a nice day and can do this outside. I’m kind of a freak about messy projects in the house! #waywow

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:50 am

      I know what you mean, outside is definitely preferable! x

  18. 23rd November 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Even though it was messy it sounds like it was a lot more fun though, lovely craft to do with kids

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:51 am

      It is lots of fun 🙂 I think the messier it is the more fun the kids seem to have lol! x

  19. 23rd November 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Very cute and one I can definitely do with B! Perhaps add a touch of sparkle, too!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:50 am

      I did wonder about adding glitter but I couldn’t find any, have fun xxx

  20. 23rd November 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Such a lovely, simple and fun activity and absolutely perfect for this time of year. On my list of afternoon activities!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:49 am

      It is such a fun and easy craft – good luck xxx

  21. 23rd November 2016 / 10:40 am

    That looks fun and messy – but the good kind of mess 😉 Haven’t done any crafts with T for ages. Must try this perhaps over the weekend? x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:49 am

      Would love to know how you get on 🙂 x

  22. 23rd November 2016 / 9:44 am

    Great idea. Think we might do this or something similar. My 3 year old is practicing for her nativity so know what you mean about Christmas starting early!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      12th December 2016 / 11:49 am

      Oh good luck if you try it. Hope your little one enjoys it as much as the boys did x

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