Snowflake Card Craft for Kids

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Snowflake Card Craft for Kids


Today I’d like to share with you our snowflake card craft. You’ll just need these materials:

  • Snowflake-shaped sequins and loose glitter
  • Clear contact paper
  • Photo frame cards or cardstock
You’ll also need tape, scissors and some glue. 
 
The first step is to get your child involved. My son is 2.5yrs and is very experienced at contact paper crafts! I taped a piece of contact paper down to a table – sticky side up – using some painter’s tape. Then I set out the sequins (I had three different colours) and glitter.


He spent quite a while positioning the snowflake sequins. 

 



I gave him a spoon for the glitter and he rather enjoyed spreading it onto the sticky paper!

 

 

When he had finished I laid another sheet of contact paper over the top to seal in the sequins and glitter. 



If using cardstock:

Cut a piece of cardstock in half and then fold each piece in half. Cut a window from one half, and then glue a piece of the artwork inside the window. 



This type of card looks less professional (if that matters to you!!) but has a great see-through effect. I tried both black and white cardstock – the black has better contrast but somehow less Christmassy. 

 

 

If using photo frame cards:

I found a pack of photo frame cards at the craft store, and I cut the artwork into rectangles slightly larger than the space in the cards. This type of card looks very neat but doesn’t have the window effect. 

I hope you enjoyed these fun and frugal snowflake cards!

This post is part of the 25 Frugal Days of Christmas series. It was written by Georgina from Craftulate.

Georgina is the founder and editor of Craftulate, writing about crafts and activities suitable for toddlers and young children. She also loves papercraft, sewing, and cooking. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.
 

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Are you looking for more frugal Christmas ideas? Check out the other posts in this series:

Day 1: Create Your Own Photo Christmas Cards with free templates and tutorial
Day 2: Making Fun and Affordable Christmas Gifts
Day 3: How to Have a $5 Christmas
Day 4: Cookies in a Jar: a Frugal Christmas Recipe Round-up with FREE printable gift tags
Day 5: 4 Simple Crafts for Kids

Heather Bowen is the founder and owner of LifeofaHomeschoolMom.com. She and her husband live in North Carolina where they homeschool their two daughters. Heather is a former Labor & Delivery Nurse who traded in her scrubs and began blogging full-time in 2013. She is so glad you’re visiting her blog today and hopes to connect with you!

Comments

  1. What a great idea! We are going to have to try making these! Thank you for sharing!

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