Glitter Snowflakes

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You all know my love of glitter and the dollar store.  Well this kids Christmas activity combines both of those things.  With just a few simple and inexpensive supplies, you can make some gorgeous holiday decor to brighten up your place.


Supplies you will need:
  • Packing foam snowflakes from dollar store
  • Glitter
  • Glue, cup, and brush
The snowflakes came in a package of 6, which is a great deal for $1.  They are made of the same kind of thin foam you would use to wrap things.  These things are just begging to be glittered don't you think?

Have your kids paint the entire snowflake with white glue.  



B lost patience for this about half way through and I had to complete the rest.


Then comes the super fun (and super messy) part: the sprinkling of the glitter!



My girls were glitter happy and just shook way too much glitter on this thing.  But hey, they were having fun.


"A" in particular was guilty of over glittering.  When she was done, we shook off the excess (there was lots!) and let the snowflake dry.


Here you see B shaking her glitter.  If you will notice in the background, A is checking her work and telling her how to do it.  Yeah, she's THAT kind of sister.


And here are our finished snowflakes adding a touch of Christmas spirit to our sliding doors.  I made the pink one from a variety of glitter we had leftover from other projects.  These are really pretty on a window or you could glitter both sides and hang them from some fishing line.  That would be very pretty too.  You can even make ornaments out of these.  I would love to hear what you would do with them.


If you are looking for another way to make glitter snowflakes check out Kid Made Christmas Ornaments.


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26 comments:

  1. Very nice! I saw those snowflakes & almost bought them. Bummer. :)

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  2. They look so festive!!! Love glitter crafts :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  3. Fun idea! I’d love to have you link up to my party if you get a chance at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2011/12/anything-goes-linky-party_08.html. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Those are pretty. I told my son's kindergarten teacher about your blog today. I helped with elf factories today. They made some cute things,and of course, I got an easy craft.

    I also have a give away for children this week on the blog. It's with collegiate mascot books. Winners can pick a book about their favorite mascot. They have a lot of big schools, but not all the smaller schools. Leigh

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  5. These glitter snowflakes turned out great, Vicky!
    Andrea @ myhomeschooltale.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Vicky! What a fun place you have here. I knew I should have grabbed those foam snowflakes when I saw them. It's ok, lets face it, I will be back there 10 more times before Christmas. Thanks for stopping by Printable Decor today. I am following your awesome blog now.
    Printable Decor
    Saved By Love Creations

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  7. I saw these and thought about letting the boys paint them, but passed on them when my 5 year old suggested letting the puppy play fetch with them!

    Brittney
    www.moms-heart.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this.. and I love your adorable blog header.... I have a Brand New Linky Party that started today and would love for you to link uphttp://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

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  9. Great idea but I've called several dollar stores in my area and couldn't find the snowflakes. I finally went to AC Moore to get foam ones.

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  10. @ Stacey, they were still selling them as of last week.
    @ MiaB, Thanks so much. I love your blog, you have so many fun ideas.
    @ Digital Scrapbooking, I have joined your link party, thanks for the invite.
    @ Leigh, sounds fun! I will be by to enter.
    @ Andrea, thanks so much!
    @ Johnnie, so happy to have you here!
    @ Brittney, hadn't thought about painting them. Thanks for the idea!
    @ Crystal, So happy you came by!

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  11. @Ruby Jean, Thanks, I will be by later to link up!
    @ Betty, thanks for the kind words.
    @ SJB, that's a bummer. I went to a few dollar stores here and they all carried them.
    @ April, Thanks!

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  12. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - I featured you today!!
    - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  13. What a precious project for the kids! I love memory-makers and even little things like this will be great kid-memories when they are grown. Great Christmas post! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love these! I am pinning then now and will have to try them soon!

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  15. This is a great simple kids craft! I love it!

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  16. Oooh my kids LOVE glitter. Fun!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!!

    Maggy

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  17. Great idea! My oldest loves glitter and painting so this will be a great project for him!

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  18. This is such a fun project to do with the littles! Great idea! I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

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  19. Hi Vicky, what a great Christmas craft idea for the children. Looks like they had so much fun, you also!! Thanks for sharing. have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  20. These turned out super cute VIcky! What a fun idea!!!
    Merry Christmas,
    Beth (TGIF)

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  21. We LOVE snowflakes! That's our decorating theme this year :) Thanx for sharing.
    New follower/LIKE here... popping in from Play Academy Linky.

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  22. Oh, I LOVE these, Vicky! Glitter makes everything better!! Would you pretty please share these at my party this week?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-6-and-some-fabulous.html

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  23. YeeHaw! What fun! Can never have too much glitter!

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