Paper Snowflakes – “different, not less”

54894EDE-4685-4FCE-A3EF-4D89940F7F7FSometimes, the things I expect to be difficult are no problem, while other turn out to be much harder than anticipated. Like today, when we cut these paper snowflakes: Penguin cut out the circular shapes all by himself, which was brilliant! It takes a level of coordination which just hasn’t been there until now. Lovely to see, and opens up more ideas for future activities…๐Ÿ˜€โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ

However, after folding the circles (which also went really well), it turned out to be super difficult to cut patterns out, to make the snowflakes. I hadn’t really thought of how much precision is required for this. You need to apply quite a bit of pressure to make the scissors cut through the folded layers of paper, but then you also need to stop yourself from cutting all the way across. That level of control will take some practise to achieve, and we had a few failed attempts today, but we still managed to complete a few snowflakes to stick on our window. And although a couple of these may look quite different from what you’d expect, I really like them! You don’t always have to conform to expectations, sometimes it’s better not to. And these snowflakes of Penguin’s are – just like him – different, not less โœŠ๏ธ
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To make your own snowflakes: Cut a circle out of a piece of paper, and fold it in half three times (see picture above). Then make little cuts in different shapes into all three edges. Unfold carefully, and voilรก: There’s your snowflake! โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒโ„๏ธ

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Making paper snowflakes is a great activity for practising scissorskills and bilateral coordination. And they make lovely window decorations, too!


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11 thoughts on “Paper Snowflakes – “different, not less”

  1. These look fab! My daughter has just discovered scissors and is snipping up bits of paper left, right & centre! Haha. Maybe I’ll try her with these as something a bit more creative. #ablogginggoodtime

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    1. Sounds lovely! And yes, she might enjoy focusing her newly found scissor skills on something more constructive like this. Either way it’s worth a go, and quite enjoyable for adults as well I think, can be almost therapeutic x

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  2. They look lovely, I am so bad at craft, but trying new things lately. My daughters are really goos at it though, they will love this. Thank you for joining us this week #ablogginggoodtime

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    1. Thank you! I hope your daughters will have good fun making snowflakes! I’m not that good at crafts either, but for the run-up to Christmas I decided to do one seasonal activity with Penguin every day, and we ended up doing more crafts during advent than I’ve done in my whole adult life in total, haha. And it’s been such good fun as well as great for practicing motor skills and coordination, exploring textures and other sensory input, etc. So we’ve got into the swing of things and I’m on my way to becoming the craftsy person I didn’t think I could be ๐Ÿ˜„
      Thanks for hosting a great linky #ablogginggoodtime ๐Ÿ‘

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