Snowflakes fun Snow season is here and we all are very excited. We all know snow is pristine white. But seeing white for long periods of time can be sooo boring. What if we could dye all the snow. No, I do not mean painting the falling snow but making dyed snowflakes. So let us try out dyed snowflakes in the warmth of our homes.
Giant Tie-Dyed Snowflakes
It will be a really fun activity for your kids to learn to make snowflakes. It is a good opportunity to hone their motor skills. Take coffee filters and fold them in half, then gain in half, like about 3-4 times. Then take up a pair of scissors and start cutting shapes in the folded coffee filter. Do not ever let your small children take up sharp scissors. Be patient and go for simpler shapes if your children are very young. Now open the folds. You can either use a water soluble dye or food colouring mixed in water to colour the snowflakes. It is safer to use the food colouring in water. Now use a dropper to apply colour and watch the colour spread on the coffee filter. For better understanding of this warm snowflake DIY look up:
We can even try out an outdoor snow activity. You can fill spray bottles with food colouring and give it to your kids to spray on the snow beds. This looks even more beautiful when two colours get mixed. It is a beauty worth noticing when the snow melts with all these colours. You can make your children understand everything about weathers and snow through this activity. You can even teach them the mixing of colours through this activity. For better understanding look up:
You can even try making ombre effect snowflakes. Take paint and mix three parts water in it. You can also use food colouring instead of paints. Food colouring is safer to use. Blend the colour well. Now spread the coffee filter and dampen it. Now start painting the coffee filter from the outside. Mix the shades well. After it gets dried fold it in half, then again half, and fold the outer edges inwards. Now cut different shapes out of this coffee filter. When you open it you will get beautiful snowflakes. For better understanding of this DIY project look up this easy to understand ombre snowflake making video tutorial:
How To Make A Paper Snowflakes Step by Step Tutorial
Now let us make a snowflake using a white sheet of paper. First of all take a sheet of paper. Check if it is square. If it is not square in shape then fold it and cut the excess paper off. Now we get a square sheet of paper. Fold it diagonally. Now fold it in half and open it. Using the centre of the diagonal fold the edges inwards. The edges will overlap each other. Now trace the design mentioned in the tutorial video. Once you have drawn it cut on the lines of the design using a pair of scissors. Now open the cut form slowly and with a steady hand. Do not jerk it while opening. You will get a beautiful snowflake. For better understanding of this DIY look up:
Now let us make a dyed snowflake using washable markers. First of all take a coffee filter and fold it in half. Now fold one edge to 60 degrees and fold the other edge over it. In the end of these folds we are left with 60 degrees of a triangle. Now fold this further into a half to get 30-degree vertex. Now give the outer edge a diagonal cut by first carefully measuring and marking it with a pencil or non-absorbent ink pen. Now draw fire designs all along the folded coffee filter. Cut along these designs. When you open it you get an asymmetrical snowflake. Start using green washable marker on the outer edges of the snowflake. Now use purple washable marker in the middle most cut area outer edge. Use alternatively orange red and yellow in the rest of the cut areas. After you are done with using the washable markers, spray water on the coffee filter. Use a glue stick on one side of the snowflake and paste it on a yellow sheet. Use your hand to paste it. This sticks the snowflake on as well as spreads the washable marker ink to the edges. For better understanding of this DIY look up this easy to understand tutorial video: