Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a great start to 2015. I can’t believe that only a few days in, we had our first messy snow day of the year.

In honor of the snow, I thought I’d share a great, easy craft with you. My little guy made these for family, so they are kid-friendly as well as easy and inexpensive for adults.

Macaroni Snowflakes (thanks for the inspiration, Katy Elliott!)

Materials

  • Mini and regular size wagon wheel pasta
  • Tacky craft glue
  • White, glossy spray paint (or regular paint if you’d rather paint it on)
  • Loose glitter
  • Ribbon for hanging
  • Foam paintbrush

Directions

  1. Assemble your macaroni snowflakes. Since my little guy was helping, we kept these pretty simple. IMG_7277
  2. Glue your snowflakes together. IMG_7278
  3. As they are drying, move them around a little so that they don’t get stuck to whatever you have them resting on (a piece of cardboard, in my case).
  4. Once dry, spray several, light coats of white spray paint on the snowflakes. Let them dry for about 10-20 minutes in between coats, and flip them over so that you get them as white as possible. NOTE: remember to do this outdoors, with proper face gear so that you don’t get dizzy (or so I’ve heard).  Move them around so that they don’t stick. IMG_7294
  5. Using your paintbrush, apply a mixture of glue and a few drops of water to your snowflakes. Don’t forget to get the sides as well as the tops!
  6. Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter on each snowflake. Let them dry, being sure to move them around so, again, they don’t stick.
  7. Tie on a ribbon and hang them up! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Like the real stuff, these can be a little messy, and they may leave some glitter in their wake. Still better than the cold, snowy snow, in my opinion.

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