Yes, a continuation of the snowflake theme! After all, what exactly should a Jewish crafter do this time of year? Winter crafts (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere) sounds good, which means snow, right? How about making some artful snowflakes from cereal boxes and yarn? I like the simplicity of these, but of course you can add a little glitter, some sequins, pipe cleaner details, or just about anything you have in your craft odds and ends box! If you use cardboard that's blank on both sides, so make a mobile or hang these in a doorway.....a fun decoration to hold us over until spring! (Well, actually until Tu B'Shevat, the new year for the trees, projects coming soon!)
- cereal box cardboard
- kid's washable glue (I love Elmers blue gel, it's so easy to use, no clogging of the point!)
- Make some snowflakes from squares of paper. Pick the ones you like best, and trace those onto cardboard.
- Cut out the shapes, together with the small details using tiny manicure scissors, or a craft knife. It's nice to cut out the details, but if it's too difficult so it's not mandatory! Just note the differences between my example on the upper right of the photo, with no cut out interior details, and the other two.
- Squeeze glue directly from the bottle onto the carboard snowflake, in the pattern you'd like to place your yarn. Namely outline the whole shape, or outline the cut-outs etc.
- Carefully lay the yarn down into the glue and add additional glue and details as desired.
- Hang and enjoy!
Whoops almost forgot— on the largest snowflake i actually made the outer-most line with a large yarn needle and yarn....which could be enjoyable depending on the type of cardboard you're using. I love the results, but it was a bit to difficult to actually encourage, because poking the needle through the cardboard each time was potentially dangerous...but with a thimble it might tbe worth it! One could also pre-punch holes in the cardboard snowflakes and use them as sewing cards for little ones. Or add sewn details on your sewing machine! Or.........