Handicrafts are one of my favorite parts of a Charlotte Mason education. Helping our children to develop patience, fine motor skills, diligence in following directions, and more, these activities are integral to the development of their minds and bodies.
With the chilly weather finally upon us, making these delightful quilled paper snowflakes are a wonderful way to pass an afternoon. You can choose all manner of colors and by the end of a handicraft session, you can have a stack of beautiful gifts for co-op teachers, friends, and grandparents! You can find lots of examples of handicrafts on our Handicrafts for Homeschool Pinterest board!
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Quilled Snowflake Ornament Christmas Craft Activity
List of Supplies:
- Quilling strips
- Slotted quilling tool
- Craft glue or glue stick
- Wire ornament hanger (optional)
Select 2 different colors for the snowflake. Prepare twelve quilling strips into 12 inches and 13 quilling strips into 6 inches length. Take any one of the 12 inch long strips and coil the entire strip with the slotted quilling tool. Take the coil out of the tool and allow it loosen up a little.
Press any one side of the loose coil; this will create a teardrop pattern.
Now press the opposite side of the previously pressed side. This will create lens shape.
Similarly create 5 more lens shapes using the same colored strips (total 6lens shapes).
Use the same colored strip or a different colored 12 inch quilling strips to create 6 teardrop shapes.
Create 7 loose coils using the same colored 6 inch long quilling strips. Select a different colored 6 inch long quilling strips and create 6 more loose coils with them.
Take the 7 same colored loose coils and glue 6 loose coils around the 7th one.
Take the quilled lens shapes and glue each of them between the loose coils.
Now take the teardrop shapes and glue them between the lens shapes, keeping the pointy side facing out and the curved side glued with the loose coils.
Lastly, grab the last 6 loose coils and glue them on the tip of the lens shapes (or you can also glue them on the tip of the teardrop shapes.
Allow the glue to dry completely.
Add a wire ornament hanger and put on your tree or to give as a gift.
These are a great way to have your little helpers occupied while you are doing your Advent read-alouds, too! If you need some suggestions for those, we have a list of 20 living books for Advent right here.