I’m on a kick right now with popsicle sticks. This popsicle stick snowflake ornament is so easy and fun. Once you make one, you just keep making more. It’s really become a problem ;)
One main reason I just LOVE using the popsicle sticks is because you get about 200 in a pack! You can get a lot of crafting done with that many popsicle sticks.
I found some stickers when looking through my crafting supplies. That’s when I spotted my “Jar-O-Buttons” and thought they would be a perfect addition. But you can add whatever you like to your snowflake.
Step 1- Make Your Snowflake
I made my snowflake first by using my “Trusty” hot glue gun. There are so many designs out there, but I just stuck with the basic snowflake. Once my hot glue was dried, the kids were ready to get started with their crafting!!
Step 2 – Paint Your Popsicle Sticks
I really didn’t like any of the kids craft paint that I had, so I pulled out my regular craft paint. I found a some nice shimmery colors (and even added a little glitter paint to the mix). I had the boys cover their snow flakes as best they could and let dry.
Quick Tip: I let the popsicle sticks dry for about 15 minutes. But it really depends on how much paint they use. Sometimes my kids can get a little paint crazy and it takes a couple hours for their craft to dry.
Step 3 – Decorate Your Snowflake
You can really use whatever you want when decorating your snowflakes. I just recently stocked up on some buttons and thought they would look really cute to decorate our snowflakes with.
I let my oldest son decorate his snowflake all by himself, but my youngest needed a little help. I added the buttons on his snowflake myself.
By the end of this craft he was getting a little uncooperative so mama had to take over. I don’t think he minded, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was on.
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
Instead of using decorative ribbon I decided to hot glue a pipe cleaner to the back of my snowflake to hang on the tree. It worked out perfect!
All in all, I think my snowflakes turned out really cute. They’re a simple craft for the kids to do and the memories you make will last a lifetime.
When they are all gown up and pull out their ornaments, you can remember the times you spent making them. Make sure you date them on the back!!