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Winter Wonderland

Tis’ the season for getting your home ready for the holidays and boy have we been busy in our house. The holidays are my favorite time of the year. I love the smell in the air, the time spent in the kitchen baking, and turning our house into a winter wonderland.

One of our favorite ways to decorate is by making paper snowflakes to hang around our house. I love doing this because it gets the whole family involved and a great way to keep the kids occupied during these cold days and nights.

If you’ve never made a paper snowflake it’s quite easy. Here are some easy steps so you can create your own winter wonderland.

How to make a paper snowflake

I recommend letting your kids color the paper first before doing any cutting. One of our favorite crayons to use is the Crayola Slick Sticks. These crayons are amazing! They glide on smoothly and are rich in color. Let your child color any way they want until the paper is covered in their own colorful creation.

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After the paper is colored, you will want to turn the rectangular paper into a square. To do this simply grab the top corner of your paper and bring it down to the edge until the edges line up. Cut off the excess paper at the bottom and you now have a perfectly square piece of paper.

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Next fold the paper into a triangle.

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Then do it one more time.

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Now cut the folded paper with variations of straight and curvy lines. Get creative with your snowflake designs by experimenting with different sizes and shapes of cutouts.

Last step

Gently unfold the paper to see your unique snowflake.

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Let the kids decorate with Crayola Glitter Glue to turn the snowflake into a magical one.

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Another fun way to decorate your house like a winter wonderland is to let your kids have fun and make some holiday characters with Crayola’s Model Magic. My kids had a blast making Frosty the Snowman. We will be adding Santa and candy canes next!

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Thanks to Crayola for supplying us with materials to create our own winter wonderland. Opinions are always mine.