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Making Snowflakes

January 10, 2012

This afternoon we decided to make a few paper snowflakes.  It is finally cold again (like it’s supposed to be in January in the Northern Hemisphere) but still no snow at my house.  It really is getting depressing.  So today we decided to make our own.  This child of mine loves to cut.  My mom gave her a small pair of scissors for her birthday last year and she has done really well with them.  So far she hasn’t cut anything she’s not supposed to.  So far. I’m sure it’s coming.  But she pulls out her art box everyday to cut and glue and color something or other.  It’s really fun to watch her.
my sweet little girl

I don’t think I’ve made a paper snowflake for more than ten years.  And it was surprisingly therapeutic to sit down on the floor with my paper and my pink scissors and snip away.

making snowflakes

The best part is opening them up and seeing what you’ve made.  It’s always a surprise.  After I cut them out I gave them a quick press with a hot iron to help the folds lay flat.

her snowflakes

Well, Creamie’s was less of a surprise.  It was pretty obvious to me from the beginning what she was going to end up with.  But she was as happy as could be doing it.  I don’t think her scissors and sharp enough to cut all the layers of a snowflake anyway.  And that’s probably for the best.

look mom!

Man, I love this little face of hers.  I mean, she is two going on thirteen, but sometimes she is just so sweet it makes my heart ache.  I am so lucky to have her in my life.

my favorite snowflake

This was my favorite snowflake I made today.  I think I’ll be doing this a few more times this “winter”.  One of Creamie’s favorite Christmas movies is How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  There is a line in there when the Grinch is deciding to pretend to be Santa and steal all the toys where he says “If I can’t find a reindeer I’ll make one instead.”  I really feel like that sometimes.  If I can’t find snowflakes, well then I’ll make them instead.  Me and the Grinch.  Getting innovative with our available resources to accomplish our goals.  Or whatever.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2012 11:05 pm

    You are more than welcome to come get some snowflakes at my house. Preferably at about 7:45 in the morning, there are always some you can scrape right off my windshield…or, you know, scoop up from the yard.

    xox

  2. January 10, 2012 11:40 pm

    So are this good at everything you touch? ‘Cause this is not even close to how my snowflakes come out? ;P

  3. Vanessa permalink
    January 11, 2012 12:47 am

    I so enjoy receiving your posts. You sound so refreshing with all the things that you do and make – it brings back memories as I used to do similar things when I had young children.

  4. recipeforabeautifullife permalink
    January 11, 2012 9:58 am

    Your daughter is adorable. Love the blog!

  5. January 11, 2012 11:18 am

    Man, I thought I was good at making snowflakes. Then I saw yours. Last night I told Cory I wanted to be you, so I could be awesome at everything. Then I read that you IRONED your snowflakes, and I decided that I was ok with my lazier ways. :)

    • January 11, 2012 2:33 pm

      Haha, I know it kind of sounds ridiculous. But the iron was already out and plugged in for another project. I don’t think it was as OCD as it seems. Maybe.

  6. Susan permalink
    January 12, 2012 8:54 pm

    Love your flakes . . . your kiddo is fabulous . . . we have no snow in CT . . . not one flake

  7. January 20, 2012 5:09 am

    I love this! I actually have a folder full of snowflakes I made that I can’t bring myself to throw away. Maybe I’ll actually hang them up one year. And maybe mine are neatly pressed too. Maybe.

  8. January 28, 2012 11:37 pm

    I have wonderful memories of my mother cutting up amazing snowflakes just like you and your daughter!!! So glad you include her in your projects! Love your blog. :)

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