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One of the great things about Christmas is that everything just sparkles. Christmas lights, ornaments, glitter… it is all so much fun! So, why not create some pretty Christmas ornaments that are easy to make and are made to sparkle brightly. We created these pretty snowflake ornament crafts for kids in the time it take for water to boil. The best part is that this craft is simple enough that Sweet Pea could have maximize creative license to make them how she wanted (i.e.: with lots of glitter glue). Read on to see how to make these sparkly snowflakes!
Sparkly Craft Stick Snowflake Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids
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- Green and red jumbo craft sticks (four craft sticks per snowflake)
- Red and Green craft jewels
- Glitter glue in Christmas colors (red, green, gold, silver)
- craft glue
- Hot glue gun
How to Create the Snowflake Ornaments
- Make the snowflakes ahead of time. Make an ‘X’ with two craft sticks and glue them together with the hot glue gun. Then use the hot glue gun to attach the vertical and horizontal craft sticks. It should only take a few minutes to assemble three or four snowflakes. You could also use craft glue to make the snowflakes, but it would take more time to dry completely before you get to decorate the snowflakes and make them sparkly.
- Set out the craft jewels and glitter glue and let your kids decorate the snowflakes for themselves. If you have younger children, you might want to provide a little more guidance:
- Try to encourage them to not squeeze the entire glitter glue tube in the same spot… while that might look pretty to your 3-year old, it will take forever to dry.
- Glitter glue will work to stick on jewels, but you can also dot the craft stick with craft glue, which will likely work better.
- Let your snowflakes dry. This could take a little while depending on how thickly the glitter glue was applied. Sweet Pea really laid it on thick and it took 2 days for everything to dry… but it did happen eventually. Ha!
- Once the snowflakes are dry, cut a 5-6″ length of ribbon, fold it in half and attach it to the back of the snowflake with hot glue in order to make it hang-able. Tip: In order to prevent the ornament from tipping too much, squeeze a 2-3″ line of hot glue on the back of the vertically aligned craft stick and press the ends of the ribbon up the length of the hot glue line.
Aren’t they so pretty and sparkly?
What are your favorite Christmas ornament crafts for kids? I would love to hear your crafting successes!
Thanks for reading and may your Christmas be sparkly and bright!