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This is such a fun craft! I remember making these snowflakes with my mom growing up and they make great decorations. They were always a big hit at Sparks too (Girl Guides) as the kids loved being creative. Coffee filter snowflakes are a really easy craft you can do with kids of all ages, littler ones will require more hands-on help though with the cutting.
Coffee filters (paper)
Multiple bowls filled with water (one for each colour)
First take the bowls of water and add a few drops of food colouring to each bowl (if you are brave have child help).
Take the coffee filter and fold in half, then fold in half again, and again, and again, until you have a small triangle.
Now using the scissors cut designs into the sides, top and bottom of the coffee filter. Be careful not to un-attach it, ensure there are a few places where it is attached on each side. Either the kid can do it with child-safe scissors or an adult can do this part.
While your coffee filter is still folded, but cut, dip it into different colour food colouring water (like tie-die).
Carefully unfold the coffee filter, it will be delicate and break easily so be gentle.
Once unfolded admire your beautiful snow flake!
Lay it somewhere to dry, luckily it does not take long so even if you make a lot of them they should dry quickly.
We taped all our snowflakes up in the window to admire them when the sun shines in. I love how quick and easy these are, my toddler loved dipping it in water and I was frantically folding and cutting to keep up with her dipping needs.
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Hope you enjoy! Let me know which activity you are most excited to participate in.
This is such a fun ornament to make. It’s a lot of fun coming up with different colour combinations and experimenting with them. Plus, who doesn’t love melting wax!
During a girls crafting weekend in October a friend of mine brought these materials down for us to try this craft. It was a hit! Super fun to make, every one looked different, and we could all personalize with our favourite colours.
Glass Christmas ornaments (I used hearts)
Crayola wax crayons (this brand is said to melt the best)
A sharp knife, hair dryer, tea towel, oven mitt, and small container
Choose 3-4 crayons per ornament. Cut it up into little pieces about 1 mm or 2, using 6-10 pieces of crayon per ornament (depending on size).
Stick the crayon pieces in the ornament.
I put the ornament in a plastic yogurt container at the beginning and put the hair dryer on high, I covered the container with a tea towel to keep it from flying out. It gets REALLY hot with the hair dryer so use the oven mitts and tea towel to handle the ornament, and more importantly protect your hands from the heat. It seems like it takes forever, but once it starts to melt it goes a lot faster.
Once the crayon starts to melt I picked up the ornament and started turning it, heating the wax as I went with the hair dryer. Make sure you get the whole ornament so there are no clear spots, it is super noticeable afterwards.
Here are some of my favourite colour combos to make:
Air inspired ornament
Water inspired ornament
Fire inspired ornament
Earth inspired ornament
Elements inspired ornament
Christmas inspired ornament
My hands were super sensitive to heat by then so make sure the adult does this part, or you have your older child wear oven mitts. My toddler helped by inserting the crayon pieces, selecting the colours, and aiming the hair dryer at the start. We both had a lot of fun making it.