homemade holiday decorations

 

we’ve endeavored to make our own winter wonderland decorations for the house again this year. we add some pieces to our holiday decorations annually but making them is by far my favored option. what better to do while sitting around watching the classic holiday films than string some popcorn garland or cut out snowflakes over breakfast. here’s our first project:

coffee filter snowflakes

this is a throwback to first grade. all that is needed is a package of coffee filters, some white thread, scissors and tape. we’ve had a really good time experimenting with shapes and using it as geometry lessons for darla. “Darla, repeat after me: line of symmetry.”

just fold the suckers up, cut shapes and unfold to see what ya got. we then flatten them under a stack of books for a couple hours before we string them up and affix to the ceiling with packing tape. scotch tape seems to be too wimpy. also, we cut the strings to all different lengths so the falling effect looks more real.

it still gets oohs and aahs from darla.

i thought i was all artistic edward scissorhands until our art school friends came to town and really showed me up. can we say ‘minor in snowflake art?’ actually my friend james did say that. and then the following morning darla said “james is a good snowflaker” over breakfast. soooo, with this activity, not only can you make beautiful holiday decorations AND holiday memories but apparently you can make up new words too.

my friend katie posted a link from michele made me for making snowflakes out of junk mail which i think is brilliant and must be added to our project list. maybe a garland out of these to add to the falling flakes?

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