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Friday, January 7, 2011

S is for Snowflake - Book & Craft Idea #1

We read the Book Snow by Cynthia Rylant - a wonderful story about how snow falls and how it affects those around them. Beautiful illustrations and a lyrical text make this book a winner!

Then we had fun making snowflakes!

Preschool Snowflake Craft

**Create unique snowflake patterns with this simple craft that is fun and encouragse fine motor skills development**

Supplies:
-         paper
-         safety scissors
-         pencil or marker (optional)

Activity:

Note – you can use paper in any shape. I have used squares, rectangles, triangles and circles - all work equally well.

We used circles so that is what I will refer to in this post.

  1. Start with a large circle

    2.   Fold in half

  

    3.   Fold in half again


**You can fold more for a more detailed design but I find this makes it difficult for younger children to cut through the layers.**

4.   Cut patterns into the paper – you can also have the child design the pattern on the paper before cutting  but I like to just let them do it free hand it’s fun to see what they decide to do as they go along.

5.  Carefully unfold the paper and behold your unique snowflake!




 
Enjoy!
Bern


10 comments:

  1. I am doing this ‘Follow Friday 40′ that I saw over at Design It Chic's blog and I am now following you! This is such a cool idea isn’t it?! Love your blog by the way - that snowflake idea is great - perfect for my five year old!

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  2. Oh this is so cute. The snowflakes look really great.

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  6. Thanks for the sweet comments on my recent post. Following you back!

    Love the snowflakes. I have wonderful memories of making those growing up.

    -Becca from Becca's Perspective

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  7. What a neat idea... We don;t have this book, but will definitely look for ir..

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  8. Love this idea! I'm going to have to try it out soon with my son. He loves ANY chance to get his hands on scissors! :)

    Following from Friendly Friday.

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  9. LOL! That is so cute!

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  10. Hi! Paper snowflakes are always fun!

    Thanks for visiting me. Now I'm following you.

    Enjoy the weekend! :)
    Alison
    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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