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Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Craft: Packing Peanut Snowflakes

Have you ever opened a package that arrived in the mail and been greeted by hundreds of packing peanuts? Have you ever wondered what you can do with them besides throw them away? LOTS! Packing peanuts are awesome to work with. The Lil Divas and I recently spent some time crafting, creating and experimenting with biodegradable packing peanuts. Today, I want to share our packing peanut snowflakes - they were so easy and fun to make.


What I love about using packing peanuts to create structures, not just snowflakes, is that all you need is a little water. How simple is that?


To adhere your packing peanuts to each other simply dip your finger into some water, wet the tips of your packing peanuts and press them together. They adhere to each other almost instantly. This was met with lots of oohs, ahhs and "how did you do that?" from the Lil Divas when I first demonstrated it to them. 

Once the Lil Divas knew what to do, they got right to work creating their snowflakes.


They created lots of different snowflakes and much like the real thing - no two were the same.


Packing peanuts are super easy and fun material to craft and create with. They are also great to experiment with. Tomorrow, I will be sharing a simple experiment we conducted with some of our packing peanuts. 

Have you used packing peanuts in a fun way? Be sure to share in the comments below. I'd love to know more fun ways we can use them. I still have tons of them!

Bern

This post is part of the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop



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3 comments:

  1. This is great! I always see those things and think "There had got to be something fun to do with them!!"

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  2. Creating and experimenting with biodegradable packing peanuts, is pretty favorable for us.

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  3. What a great idea!! Now I wish we had some packing peanuts. Are those from your Mega Bloks?! :) Thanks so much for being a part of the Hop and I hope you're feeling better!!

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