Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cotton Swab Snowflakes Craft Activity

This clever, fun, inexpensive craft activity comes from Family Fun Magazine.  


Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!



Materials
  • cotton swabs
  • wax paper or plastic wrap
  • glue
  • glitter



Directions
  • Arrange cotton swabs into a geometric shape on a piece of wax paper.
  • Squeeze a little tacky glue on all the areas where the ends of the swabs meet.
  • Shake some glitter glue into each spot where the glue was squeezed.
  • Allow the snowflake to dry overnight.
  • Carefully remove the snowflake from the wax paper/plastic wrap. (This step needs to be done by an adult or older child.)
  • Display your snowflake by hanging in a window, on a bulletin board, etc.

This activity would tie in great with a math lesson on rotational symmetry or a science lesson on weather/precipitation. It would also be a good activity to do on a snowy day along with reading books and singing songs about winter and snow.


   Have fun making snowflakes!








8 comments:

  1. Following by from Monday Mingle to say hello.
    Have a great day!
    POSH
    http://poshonabudget.com/

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  2. Thanks for visiting. I followed you back.
    Marcia :)

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  3. Hi Marcia!

    Sent you some love on my blog today...

    http://joyin6th.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunshine-radiating-from-california.html

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  4. Cute idea! We love to do snowflake activities in January!

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  5. What a creative idea to use qtips - I am totally going to use this in January =-)
    Beth

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  6. Oooh how cute! We have made some out of cotton swabs before too - but not as pretty as yours!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  7. Such a simple and easy idea! Perfect for a snow day activity! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-4-3-weeks-long-for.html

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  8. Hi Lindsi,
    I tried to link up at your site a couple of times but couldn't not sure why?????
    Marcia

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