Monday, December 24

Let's Make Snowflakes!

Today, I stumbled upon a blog called Snowcatcher, who was so kind to spread the news about a project called Christmas Wonderland, in effort of comforting environment for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School when the children start a new school year in 2013. You can read the original blog post HERE, and read about the project on the official page HERE.

So, what do you need to do? Make as many snowflakes as you can, and send them to the Connecticut PTSA by 12th of January 2013!

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514
 

Here are some links to awesome online tutorials:
easy puzzle piece snowflake via Lisa's Craft Blog
 This one seems quite easy, quick and fun to make especially for children. If you don't have recycled puzzle pieces, I have seen blank puzzle pieces at Daiso for only RM5 per board.

ice cream stick snowflakes by The Crafting Chicks
Get ice cream sticks from craft stores or stationery supplies shops and glue on some buttons. I saw some tutorials suggesting sequins, mini pompoms (also available at DAISO), glitter and acrylic beads as an alternative option. If you want to keep it simple, just leave out the buttons. 

crocheted snowflakes by Snowcatcher
For those of you who crochet, Snowcatcher is so kind to share a plethora of snowflake crochet patterns! Head on to her pattern directory HERE!
coffee filter snowflakes by The Pink Couch
Finally my favorite! Simple paper snowflakes. This tutorial calls for coffee filters, but I think doilies and cupcake liners would do just as well. I was making some using regular A4 sized paper cut into squares of different sizes. It's really simpler than it looks, and its addictive because each one is unique. And you won't know what you get when you're cutting the paper, so when you unfold each piece it's almost like a surprise egg! VERY VERY ADDICTIVE!

I'll try to keep you posted on the snowflakes I'm making!

So I hope you'll join me in this simple act of kindness. Also, please help spread the word so that as many people as possible can join in this simple project. Thanks in advance and have a blessed Christmas!

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