Save your packing peanuts for a low cost, easy snowflake craft your kids can make this winter.
Making snowflakes is a winter tradition in our house that dates back to my childhood. I’ve carried the tradition on with my kids. We often just make paper snowflakes, but decided to trade in our paper for some new materials this year.
I’ve often joked that our kids don’t need gifts, they can entertain themselves with boxes and and packing materials. We had an abundance of both during the Christmas holidays. The kids had a great time building with boxes and stomping to pop bubbles on the bubble wrap. I grabbed the packing peanuts when they arrived and added them to our craft stash.
I knew we would find some fun ways to craft and build with them, but at the same time, I was trying to avoid a huge mess right before Christmas. 🙂
Once Christmas was over, we pulled the packing peanuts out to make a simple snowflake craft. This snowflake craft is a amasuper easy craft that will cost you almost nothing to make and can be set up in seconds.
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- Packing peanuts
- Cardstock paper
1. We started out by cutting our packing peanuts in half lengthwise. The packing peanuts made a crunchy sound as we cut them.
2. Glue your packing peanuts to a piece of paper in a snowflake pattern (or whatever your kids want to create).
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