With the official start of winter on December 21, our thoughts move to winter type crafts. One craft is making paper snowflakes that you can tape to your window or door. You can make them white like snowflakes, use opalescent color paper to make it look like when the sun reflects off the soft powdery snow, or you can use any color of paper around and different types of textures. The thinner the paper the easier it is to cut.
I found this website from Martha Stewarts showing easy instructions for making snowflakes: http://www.marthastewart.com/276331/how-to-make-paper-snowflakes/@center/307034/christmas-workshop. The first image of the demonstration shows the pretty snowflakes she and her helpers made.
For more snowflake ideas, ask a librarian for books on papercutting. For our Youtube fans, you can find many videos using the search term: how to make paper snowflakes. There are some really creative videos out there showing more types of snowflakes to make. Even if you look on your favorite search engine, such as google, you can search for “how to make paper snowflakes” and find actual templates that you can printout to help you make some of the fancier snowflakes.
Most of all just enjoy all the paper cutting and don’t forget to pick up after yourself. Happy Paper Cutting!
If you have any pictures of the snowflakes you have made, please feel free to share them with your favorite Teen Librarian. You might just see your work posted on the blog.
Have a great winter…. snowy or not!