When our daughter Jamie was born and growing up…..I decided that each year I would give her an ornament dated for that year.
Mouse in a slipper
When she got older and left our nest, got married or whatever pathway she chose to take in life… she would have a collection of ornaments to take with her. I searched stores and craft shows all the time for handmade, meaningful ornaments.
As a child I was always cutting paper snowflakes. Fold, fold and fold. Then cut, cut and cut. Then open up the paper to see the wonderful creation. I always felt like such an accomplished artist. there never were two that turned out alike. So exciting. Now as an adult I still enjoy the thrill. Although now I try to see how intricate I can make my snowflakes. It just makes me feel like a kid again. View the tutorial from Martha Stewart here. Then fold, and cut and let your imagination soar!!! A few years ago I also discovered 3 dimensional paper snowflakes. More about that in a future post. I make them for the office that I work in at school. Hang with string or thread attached at the top, or use putty to attach to the window.
Snowflake mobile from Google images
Also when you are satisfied with your creation, spray glue on your snowflake and sprinkle it with glitter….Beautiful!
This is a craft that young and old can enjoy. So get out your scissors and ENJOY!! HAVE FUN!!!! BE A CHILD AGAIN!
How cute is this! I found this on Pinterest today, and nothing could be more adorable! Paint the baby’s feet and make your own Mistletoes! Add a bow and some small red ornaments for berries. Wish I would have seen this when my DD was little.