Christmas Crafting with your Toddler is a fun way to connect over the holiday season and we’ve made some Paper Snowflakes together like I used to make when I a child with my mum and then later on my own.
One of our Christmas Books this year is Ten Shiny Snowflakes this is a counting board book for toddlers and preschoolers. Counting backwards from 10 with a little rhyme for each featuring winter animals it’s fun to read and J and T both enjoy counting. Having moulded snowflakes we count the snowflakes on each page and with J have talked about the different animals and what they do in Winter as we read. With T it’s a lot of counting the snowflakes and naming the animals on each page.
As T loves the book so much we revisited an activity from my childhood and created some snowflakes during our Mummy and T time whilst J was at preschool.
T is 21 months old and doesn’t use scissors so I did the cutting, however she was able to help me with the folding of the paper – used plain white printer paper and folded into a square and then into triangles until it was a smallish triangle.
I then randomly cut shapes out of the triangle for T and unfolded it and T set about adding glitter to the snowflakes.
We use glitter glue at the moment and have found the easiest set for her to use is from Baker Ross, unlike a lot of glitter glue she can squeeze it out and uses the nib of the glue to spread it around. We choose blue as the snowflakes on the cover of the book were blue as well.
We then left them to dry and have added them to our dinning room window which is one of the areas where we display craft in our house.
If you are looking for something a little more difficult that would be ideal to craft with an older child at the same time then how about trying some 3D snowflakes like these from Red Ted Art
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