Currently Reading: “The Snowy Day”

Currently Reading:

To celebrate the birthday of Ezra Jack Keats today, we are reading The Snowy Day. Follow along with a young boy as he explores the snow-covered city. Filled with the awe of a child enjoying the winter weather, this book is relatable to all readers who have woken up to the world covered in snow.

 

Craft: 3D Snowflakes

For this craft, you will need scissors, a glue stick, a ruler, and two or three different colors of paper.

Step One:

Using your ruler, measure out the size of your first square. If you want larger snowflakes, then measure out a 5-inch square, for smaller snowflakes, I would suggest 3 1/2 inches.

 

Step Two:

Cut out your squares. You will need six squares total of your paper. Originally, I was planning to use three colors in my snowflake, but then decided just to use the blue and grey paper and not the white.

 

Step Three:

Fold the square in half so that it makes a triangle.

 

Step Four:

Fold the triangle in half. If your edges are not well-creased, take the flat edge of your scissors and run it along the crease to make it more crisp.

 

Step Five:

Cutting along the short folded edge, cut three slits almost to the top of the other edge. Be careful not to get too close to the top, or else your paper will tear.

 

Step Six:

Carefully unfold the triangles back into a square.

 

 

Step Seven:

Starting in the center, glue the tips of the cut pieces together. Make sure you alternate which side you glue them on, you will want to turn the snowflake over every other time so that the points are not all in the same direction.

Repeat these steps with all six of your squares!

 

Step Eight:

Glue all the pieces together in the center, alternating colors.

I also added a little bell in the center as a focal point. If you have a hole punch, you can add a bit of yarn to hang these up!

 

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