As if we don’t have enough snow around here, the kids wanted to add some more, just for fun! I didn’t think cutting snowflakes out of coffee filters would be so completely engaging for Jax and Em, but they literally made dozens of them. So many, in fact, that we sent them along to family with their Valentines! Spreading Vermont snow near and far!
The kids had tried to make snowflakes out of paper before, but grew frustrated easily when they had difficulty cutting through folded paper. With the coffee filters, it was so much easier! We folded the paper various ways, but three folds seemed to be the perfect size for them to manipulate.
Then I gave them a large bowl for the scraps and some safety scissors and they went to work. Nicely. Quietly. No arguing. Why don’t I do this every day?
Before I knew it, our home was a winter wonderland, inside and out!
And Em had a great idea all on her own. She turned three coffee filters into a snowman, with a few construction paper accessories to add realism. I was so proud of her for coming up with a unique project by herself. She is definitely my little artist.
Making the most out of our many snowy days!