Monday, January 10, 2011

Easy Woven Snowflakes

I saw this idea today at Catholic Icing, and since everything schoolish is about snow and the Arctic this week, I thought is was the perfect project to do together. The fact I had everything on hand to make these woven snowflakes was a big plus, too!
corrugated cardboard
I cut my cardboard the size of a dessert plate and then drew lines across the circle, going through the center point of the circle for every line.
I also labeled the lines: A on one side of the line--A on the opposite side of the circle. This helped my 4 and 5 year olds keep this from getting too tangled.
Cut slits into the cardboard on the pencil lines, about 1/2 inch long. Weave your yarn back and forth along the pencil lines.
The letters on the cardboard helped Kimmy, 4, do a perfect job on her snowflake.
This is the back of Luke's snowflake.
Ta da!!
When the big kids get done with school, I will have them make some "fancy" flakes!
This is Gracie's "ta da" face. :-)

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Aiming4Simple said...

Neat! I made some smaller ornaments like this, but it would be fun for my kids to try bigger snowflakes. We're home for a snow day, so this idea would be great to do!

maggy, red ted art said...

Wow, these look really effective and great for "Motor skills" and concentration. Love them.

I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up

Hope to see you there!


Regina @ Chalk In My Pocket said...

My three year old daughter is a bit young for this yet, but your photo caught my eye and reminded me of the Saxon Math wrap ups my second graders loved! Have you ever seen those before? Similar idea with the yarn, and I bet it would be a lot of fun to create a round version. Love this idea!