Also known as how to make snowflakes like I do!
*firstly, all photo creds to mi mama...I can't instruct and photograph at the same time.*
Last week I decided it was time to make paper snowflakes. It is something I do every year. I have no idea why, as they are pointless, a waste of paper, and a total mess to clean up, but...I like 'em. It is just another one of those tradition things. I also decided that I wasn't going to be a loner and make a zillion by myself. I have 7 brothers and sisters, might as well enlist help, eh?
So I lined up those kiddos and taught them the ropes of cutting chunks out of paper and turning the remains into a homemade snowstorm. (WHAT? YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE PAPER SNOWFLAKES? I gotcha covered! I did a tutorial last year. FIND OUT HOW HERE! Or check out a tutorial on 5-pointed flakes from How About Orange. Great project to do with kids!)
I really like doing crafts like this with kids. My goal is to make them super creative and artsy with imaginations as big as the sky. Some of them get annoyed at me for this (2 of them love me for it) but crafts are great! You CAN'T be wrong when making a paper snowflake. What is NOT fun about that? Life is full of rules and things that you can be wrong at, but art? Never. You are always right when you are the artist, and I love that.
The baby (2) was utterly joyful to be given scissors by my mom. We figured, what harm could be done? A piece of paper and safety scissors, no big deal! We are watching her and talking about how we ONLY cut paper. But a couple minutes in we trust her TOO much, take our eyes off her and what to do you know, she has reached over and cut a chunk out of the blond sister's hair. Moral? NEVER trust a 2 year old with a cutting devise, no matter how cute she is!