One of my jobs last week was decorating our school for the Holiday Shop. We agreed that involving the kids in the decorating would be fun, so we decided on paper snowflakes as our theme. Worried that I could never make enough decorations for the school on my own I started recruiting: we asked some of our favorite teachers to make snowflakes with their classes, volunteers made them at home, and then we suddenly realized that snowflake making could also be an activity at "Family Arts Night" which took place last Tuesday.
Lauren, Jennifer (one of the event chairs for the Holiday Shop, and a new friend) and I set off with our paper and scissors ready to make snowflakes with as many kids as we could. It was amazing to see how excited the kids were to do this...the only challenge was convincing them to donate their snowflakes to our cause rather than taking them home!
In addition to all the doily like snowflakes that we cut, we also wanted something bigger and bolder. I found this great tutorial on how to make 3D snowflakes here. They are impressive looking and quite addictive to make...lucky for us since we needed dozens of them! As we spent the day on Friday using all the snowflakes we had gathered to decorate the school...stringing garlands, covering walls and making streamers...we were all amazed at the oohs and ahhs that came from the students, parents and teachers as they watched us transform the place.