This stART project was a last minute idea on Monday night. I found our book, The Poky Little Puppy’s Wonderful Winter Day, in our rapidly expanding book collection. I had just read The Poky Little Puppy to Thing 1 and Thing 2 the night before and they loved it, so I figured this might be a good winter book to use with my boys.
I had two craft options in mind to go with this book. The first was making coffee filter snowflakes.
1. Fold your coffee filter in half 3 times. We tried to fold it 4 different times, but it was too hard for my boys to cut them.
2. Thing 1 was struggling to understand how exactly he needed to cut the coffee filter, so I drew some lines on one side of the coffee filter for him to follow while he cut out. He liked this much better. It also turned into great cutting practice for both boys.
3. Unfold and color. I think the coloring was Thing 1’s favorite part. Yes, we know snowflakes are supposed to be white, but the boys love to decorate. Then hang them wherever you want. Thing 1 taped his into several windows in our house, however, he didn’t hang them high enough and before I could get a picture, Thing 3 had come behind him and taken them all down.
The second is the 3d snowflake craft (HERE) that was listed on my January Checklist. However, Thing 2 wanted to make an orange snowflake and only put a few beads on it. I only have a picture of Thing 2 making it, I never got a picture of the finished product, which has since been turned into something else.
It was a great way to talk about winter, despite the fact that it was 60 degrees outside.