Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake….

Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake….

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


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.


  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. Susie at This Is Me Now
    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

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