Tag: snowflakes

More than 20 seriously cool snowflake patterns to make with your kids, or just to blow their minds.

Oh, bless you paper snowflakes! For all we need to make them are scissors, paper, and if you want to get fancy, some very cool snowflake patterns. It’s the perfect holiday craft for those of you, like me, who are enthusiastic about doing crafts with the kids over the holidays but you know that trip to the craft supply store is not going to happen. And don’t even get me started on glitter. I hope you love these awesome patterns as much as I do. From festive, wintry imagery to amazing pop culture icons, we want to try them all. And we...

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8 of the most amazing DIY snowflake patterns, from beginner to whoa.

DIY snowflake patterns have such a place in my heart. When my grandfather would come visit from New Mexico when I was a kid, the first thing he’d do after he pulled his big RV into the driveway was grab a gin and tonic and some copy paper, then sit down with us to cut out paper snowflakes. But they’ve come a long way since then, so  I’m so glad to have found these amazing tutorials that show how truly creative you can get with paper and some scissors. But maybe hold the gin. (For the kids, at least.)...

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13 fun holiday activities to keep the kids occupied all week long

If your kids are anything like mine, they’re dogging your heels and sneaking under the Christmas tree to peek at presents any chance that they can get. So I’m desperate to find anything to keep them occupied for the next 24 hours until Santa arrives–and frankly, through the rest of winter break. Here’s a handy round-up of some of the crafts, activities, fun apps, holiday movies, and other ideas we’ve featured that are sure to keep your kids entertained while you finish up your gift-wrapping, or start your own thank-you note writing. Which, by the way, is one of...

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Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

I just got wind of the most beautiful idea – a group putting together a mountain of handmade snowflakes from children everywhere, to help decorate the new halls of the brand new school where the Sandy Hook elementary students will be returning after the holidays. The information is on the National Parent-Teacher Association Facebook page, but the gist is simple: Send handmade snowflakes to: Connecticut PTA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT06514 Now obviously not every parent has talked to their children about the recent tragedy, nor should you. I think you could still get your...

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I now have a tree filed with beautiful one-of-a-kind ornaments from years of craft fairs and museum shops, and travels to cities everywhere. But if I can’t get around the world, I’m glad their ornaments can now get to me, via Etsy. This stunning porcelain snowflake ornament comes by way of Barcelona, thanks to the shop NiuTaller. If you want to make the international shipping worthwhile (although at $5 for the first item it’s very reasonable), don’t miss the other goodies at the shop made of porcelain. For your next holiday party, adorn your collar with this tasteful snowflake...

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