Are you looking for a fun, last minute craft idea for Christmas? Well then check out these LOVELY Christmas snowflakes or stars as my daughter calls them. They look great hanging from the ceiling or you can make a smaller version and turn them into a beautiful, handmade ornament. They are easier to make than they look and my 6 and 7 year old were able to make them with very little help from me.
Materials we used:
-glue dots or tape
-6 pieces of paper or cardstock
1) Cut 6 square pieces of paper. If you want a large star to hang from the ceiling make your squares about 8 inches x 8 inches and for ornaments make your squares about 4 inches x 4 inches. Any type of paper will do, my kids choose some of my colorful scrapbook paper.
2) Fold your square diagonally in half.
3) Then fold it in half again.
4) Hold your triangle with the short open fold towards you so the folded corner is away from you. To make it easier for the children I drew lines where they would need to cut
5) Cut 3-5 slits (depending on size you are making) from the un-folded short edge towards the folded edge. Do not cut all the way across leave about 1/8 - 1/4 of an inch.
6) When you open it up it should look like this.
7) Curl the center section together like this and affix with tape or glue dots.
9) Keep flipping the paper back and forth while repeating the steps above until it looks like this. Do this for the remaining 5 pieces of paper.
10) After you have completed all 6 pieces, join 6 of the ends together in the middle (to form a star shape) and attached them with a staple.
11) Finally use tape or a glue dot to secure the corners of each of the pieces together for added stability.
Here are some of the other fun handmade ornaments we made for our Christmas tree and garland this year.
For more Christmas craft ideas be sure to check out my blogging friends 25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts eBook.