Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 3 - Q-tip Snow Flakes

I saw this idea in the newest Family Fun magazine and knew it would be a great project for our 25 days of crafting.  We did this as a family project.  It is always so much fun to have a family craft time, unfortunately we don't sit down and do projects together as much as we would like.


My 2 and 5 year old struggled getting the q-tips organized in a snowflake pattern, but had fun adding the glue once the q-tips were arranged.  Once they finished the snowflake pattern I had arranged for them they had fun just playing with the glitter glue and gluing q-tips together.  My 6 year old was the crafter of the day and once his star is dry we will hang it in the window.  He also struggled a little with getting the q-tips organized, but it was a great activity for him to work on,  It challenged him just to the point of becoming too frustrating, but it was fun to watch him put the "puzzle" together and see the satisfaction on his face when he completed the project.


As the craft gift of the day I had gotten some Crayola Glitter Glue, and while we love this stuff and go through bottles of it, it didn't work very well for this project.  Using basic Elmer's glue and adding glitter was definitely the way to go.

Materials:

  • Q-tips
  • Elmer's glue
  • Glitter
  • Saran wrap
Directions:
  • Place a piece of saran wrap on your work surface
  • Arrange q-tips in desired shape
  • glue points where q-tips come together.  Cover glue in glitter.
  • Allow to dry for 12-24 hours
  • Flip snow flake over and working on another sheet of saran wrap add more glue and glitter to the points where the q-tips intersect.  Allow to dry for an additional 12 hours.


 

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