A new craft that has entered our lives this year is a recyclable craft. And we all LOVED it!
About 2 weeks prior to making our snowflake ornaments we began collecting as many bathroom tissue and paper towel rolls as we could.
To start, have kids flatten the tubes. This is an especially fun part! :) Next, an adult needs to cut the roll into 1/4 to 1/2-inch smashed circles (this will give you 6-8 rings per bathroom tissue roll).
Next, place a small amount of glue on two sides of the end of a smashed circle. Now, place a small amount of glue on the end of another smashed circle and stick the ends together. Continue doing this until you have made it all the way around - using 6 to 8 smashed circles in the center.
When the glue completely dries, you may spray paint them snowflake white. In addition, I added some silver glitter spray to ours to make our snowflakes glisten.
Lastly, tie a piece of string, ribbon, or raffia onto the snowflake and adorn it on your tree.
In complete contrast to the glistening stark white snowflakes, I left one natural brown and hung it with raffia. I really like the simplicity and rustic look of it, too.
Did you know that all snowflakes are hexagonal in shape? Did you also know the atmosphere, environmental conditions, height of clouds, and temperature will determine the complexity of the hexangonal shape? Check out this link for some fascinating snowflake chemistry.