Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

{Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow} – Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer

December 16th, 2011

One thing about living in the Pacific Northwest, we don’t get a lot of snow precipitation during the year unless you go up to the mountains (we get cold, and we get rain – just rarely together at the same time).  Usually when it does snow, everything shuts down and we get to stare outside […]

 

One thing about living in the Pacific Northwest, we don’t get a lot of snow precipitation during the year unless you go up to the mountains (we get cold, and we get rain – just rarely together at the same time).  Usually when it does snow, everything shuts down and we get to stare outside at all the pretty pretty flakes. One of my favorite things about being a parent is having family traditions. I love looking back on my childhood and remembering the special things my parents did to make the holidays special, and most of them involved a lot of time with my parents and very little money. One of my favorite traditions now with my boys is making snowflakes to help decorate our home. We have made ours out of paper, and for the younger kiddo, we do popsicle snowflakes as well. It’s really fun, it’s a way to bond with my boys, and I hope when they’re adults, they’ll be making paper snowflakes with their own families as well.

 

These are really simple to make, but the 3D effect makes them stunning. Here’s a link to a step by step tutorial. I made mine with six instead of eight pieces.

 

Here’s a good step by step tutorial on how to fold a six sided snowflake. This is what you end up with after the folding.

 

I made designs for my six year old, and just had him cut out the dark parts of the snowflake

Little kid scissors weren’t heavy enough to cut through the layers of paper, so we opted for adult scissors

And here’s our snowflake gallery! We put them on our slider door so we could admire them and pretend it was snowing outside.

Why yes, that is a Darth Vader snowflake

We glued big and little popsicle sticks together for the painting snowflake craft

Who says snowflakes need to be white?

No craft at my house is complete without glitter.

Waiting to dry! We ended up putting these snowflakes on the penguin footprint picture we made (yes those are my feet in the picture)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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{Thumbprint Snowmen} – Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer

December 2nd, 2011

Tiny handprints are a sweet and easy way to remember just how little your child was once upon a time. There are a ton of different handprint and fingerprint craft ideas on Pinterest and around the web. Last year my kids and I did thumb print snowmen and had a blast making them. We used […]

 

Tiny handprints are a sweet and easy way to remember just how little your child was once upon a time. There are a ton of different handprint and fingerprint craft ideas on Pinterest and around the web. Last year my kids and I did thumb print snowmen and had a blast making them. We used them as gift tags, and note cards as well. This was a pretty easy and fun craft! I even let my older son cut out the edges with pretty scissors and he was so excited to be able to make the tags.

 

We precut all the tags and then I let the kids go to town

My son was a machine! He lined them up and whipped them out assembly line style

I love how my sons accessorized the snowmen. Scarves, check. Hats, check. Purse, check!

We even made thumbprint Christmas trees next to some of the snowmen

And of course, a thumb print snowman was the perfect card to leave for Santa’s cookies