Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snowflakes and Gingerbread

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Last year, we learned how to cut paper snowflakes like this. This year, we tried a couple new snowflake recipes, like this star, and these animal and friends ones. That last one was for inspiration, and we didn't bother with the printing and stuff. Let me show you how to make this easy.

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Start with a regular-size piece of paper. Fold the bottom up to the top. Fold the right side over to the left side. Bring the left bottom corner up so the bottom edge meets the right edge. Then start cutting. Keep within the triangle and make sure your design touches both sides. You can make half of a symmetrical design or a whole design within the triangle. If you do half, you'll get four figures, like these frogs:
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Or if you put your whole design on the triangle, you'll get eight images.
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I thought it was fun to see what kind of designs we could come up with.
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The kids also had a lot of fun making gingerbread cookies today.Photobucket
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"At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year."
~Thomas Tusser~

5 comments:

  1. Sarah,
    This makes me smile :)
    I am making yours now as well, thank you for sharing. I love this.. look at your little ones. Christmas is so special and these days of making and preparing for HIS birthday are so much fun. Merry merry Christmas sweet Sarah!

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  2. I love the expressions of concentration!

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  3. Oh those are so cute!! Great idea! I love all the things you do with your kids, you have such great ideas, and it looks like you have a lot of fun too!

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  4. Funny how such simple things as paper and scissors can bring so much joy and beauty. I'll never forget cutting snowflakes when I was younger. Now, if it would only warm up a little here so that the tape could stick to the windows.

    Happy Thursday Friend!

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  5. Oooh that looks like fun! - we love making snowflakes - Our youth at Church decorate a big tree with paper Chrismons - it's lovely...

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