Shiny Snowflake Mosaics


Clara loved how shiny these snowflakes turned out, plus it was a fun way to practice her developing fine-motor skills! This project kept her happily busy for a long time, and there was hardly any mess to clean up — Yay for no-mess (frugal) crafts!!!

I gave Clara a piece of tin foil to tear into small pieces. She thought this was great fun!! While she was busy doing that, I added some double-sided tape to a piece of construction paper to make a few snowflake designs.

The bits of tin foil went into a recycled yogurt container until she was ready to start adding them to the taped snowflakes. Oooo… shiny!!

…. and sparkly!!

Be sure to proudly display your work!

Have fun!!

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Comments

  1. Dear Valerie,

    Ack! My aluminum foil!

    How will I prevent the mind control rays now?

    Love,
    Mark

    • You’ll just have to hide out in your bunker — good thing you have plenty of food rations. ;-)

  2. Super cute.

  3. Yay! For double sided tape!

    Maybe, that’s what I should do with all of Princess’ confetti she makes.

  4. Such a cool use for double-sided tape!

    • It’s perfect for easy toddler crafts!! I think we’ll be using it a lot in future projects!

  5. So cute! My youngest ones would love this!

  6. oooh this makes me want to get some double side tape! is there any worries about getting ‘paper cuts’ from the foil? i very rarely use the stuff but it seems like it could do that.

    • No worries about “paper cuts” — especially if you get cheap foil. It’s very soft and easy for little ones to tear up into bits. Have fun!!

  7. Pretty! I am always amazed what you can do with basic office supplies (and kitchen!)

  8. Don’t eat the yellow- I mean *aluminum* snow… :0)

  9. Love this idea! We are going to do this tonight!

  10. She’s such a happy little crafter :)

  11. Very cute and simple. Lovely.

  12. Love it – especially the fact that no glue is involved (and therefore no hair glued together).

  13. Cute! Perfect for cold afternoons and children bouncing off the walls! ;) Thanks!

    PS – Maybe I said this already but my kids LOVED the toilet paper tube owls! :)

    • Oh, I’m so happy to hear they enjoyed the owls!! My kids still play with the ones they made… so fun!!

  14. What a neat idea and it sounds like it will keep my kids busy…even better! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenni

  15. Love this! We are going to try this tomorrow on what is sure to be yet another cold and snowy day! Yay for non-messy crafts that you don’t need to go out in the cold to the craft store for.

  16. On the To Do list for tomorrow! I’m definitely on the lookout for non-messy crafts lately.

    • That’s awesome!!! Have lots of fun with it!! No-mess crafts are so much easier… enjoy!!

  17. She did a great job and you can see how proud she is of her work!

  18. What a great idea, that is a lovely picture!

  19. What a fantastic idea for using materials around the house and it looks like your daughter had so much fun making it too!

    • Thanks, Amanda! She loves doing little projects like this, and she especially loves seeing her work on display in the house!!

  20. My 4 year old liked this, but my 2 year old LOVED it, and it kept him occupied for quite a while. He’s so proud to do projects like his sister! Thanks for a cute, no-mess idea.

  21. Hi Valerie! Thanks for visiting my blog today! I am really enjoying yours! I tried this craft idea the other day with one on my kids and I think it’s such a cute idea! Thanks!

    Jenni

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    Feel free to stop over, say hello and grab a featured button. Thanks for sharing such awesome ideas! Have a great day.

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