Making Paper Snowflakes
Earlier this week, the kids and I sat down and kicked off the holiday season with one of our annual rituals. Making paper snowflakes. I can't think of a simpler activity that bring such joy! It's just paper and scissors and MAGIC.
(While we were snipping away, I thought it might be good to try and document our "top secret" (not really) snowflake making process, and so I took a few photos and wrote up a tutorial for you: How to Make Paper Snowflakes. You can click over to check that out.)
It's funny, even though we do this every year, the kids are still young enough that it's the same process every time. I say we're going to make snowflakes, and the kids are all, "OK, sure," then we open the first one and BLING! all of a sudden everyone is really interested. What will theirs look like? What if you fold it a different way? Such fun! That's when the whole family digs in and the snowflakes really start flying.
Of course, you do end up with some aftermath:
But then you get this:
I wish you could see them in person. They never stop moving. It's like having your own personal holiday mobile 24x7, all for the cost of a few sheets of typing paper.
So, what do you think? Have I convinced you to spend and afternoon with some paper and scissors? Here's all the details if you don't already know how.
P.S. Don't forget to check out the snowflake making tutorial if you haven't already seen it!
P.P.S. This post is part of my Christmas Parade series of Christmas blog posts for 2012. To see the entire post schedule and all the linky parties and other fun, check out the Christmas Parade Welcome post.
P.P.P.S. If you haven't already linked up at the "Inspiration for the Season" Christmas Linky Parade party, you should do that! Either here or at Songbird.
P.P.P.P.S. We've got a Pinterest board going that all five of the Linky Party ladies are adding to, and it's turning into quite a treasure-trove of eye candy. Go over to Pinterest to check it out.