One of my favorite things to do as a kid was cut up paper…. Honestly, that’s still one of my favorite activities. If you have a childhood anything like mine, you remember making a bunch of paper snowflakes out of scrap paper all around the house. My parents probably hated it, but I always tried to make up different designs. I wanted to find a craft I loved as a kid and add a little spice, so when I saw this idea on my Pinterest feed, I KNEW I had to try it!
What I used:
Coins (penny and quarter)
I don’t have origami paper (I know, it shocked me too), so I had to make my printer paper into a square. I did this by folding a diagonal line in my paper and trimming off the edge, like you see here. Once I had my square, I folded it in half like a hotdog, then in half again to make a small square. Using my pen, I flattened all the edges to make it lay flat. Then I made one last diagonal line and pressed it flat.
Now that I had my paper folded, it was time to draw my snowmen along the sides with folds. I used a quarter for the bottom of each snowman and the penny as the top. I sketched on a hat for each and an arm for one of them. Then I had them connect in the bottom with a little half heart. This is part of the fun: you can sketch out what you want your snowmen to look like!
After I sketched my snowmen, I carefully cut them out. I used my short sharp scissors for this, but as long as you have sharp points and go slow it’ll come out great! Once I cut out the bits that I wanted to take out, I opened my snowflake and tried to flatten it out. Using my markers and pens, I decorated each snowman.
The fun part about this craft is that it can be modified for different ages and is perfect for all winter long! If you want to make it specifically for the holidays, you could always do a Santa or some angels. 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea.