“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
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.
Once done, you can add to the snowflake by making little snowdrops with the tips of fingers.
I thought it looked really effective. If you have a go please tag me on Social Media so I can see your snowflake!