Twig Snowflakes

 


Make twig snowflakes with the kids! It's a simple craft (although better for older, more responsible children because a hot glue gun is needed) and it is a great excuse to get the kids out for a walk on a winter's day, when they otherwise might not be interested - to collect the twigs needed. And they look really lovely, too. Hang them up with fishing line or dental floss, and dress them up with ribbons and glitter if you want a different effect. But we like the natural look, with perhaps a touch of white glitter on the ends.

Twig Snowflakes

You will need:

  • Dry straight twigs
  • Hot glue (use with care)

Instructions:

  • Break or cut six lengths of twigs to roughly the same length.
  • Glue two together at one end, at about a 60 degree angle. 
  • When they hold firm, glue on another at the same point so the newest twig is at about a 60 degree angle to the last twig.
  • Repeat until you have a six point star.  
  • Add a blob of glue to the centre to secure the join.
  • Take shorter twigs and glue them to the points to form a snowflake pattern.

Leave the snowflake for a while to make sure the glue has set completely before you hang your snowflake up.


 

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