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Winter Snowflake Craft | Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

We finally finished taking down all of the Christmas decorations last week, and my house has been feeling a little bit bare. I guess removing a 15-foot Christmas tree from the midst of our living room will do that!

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft -- I just love the way this fun winter craft turned out... Crafting with the kids is always fun, plus we were able to spruce up the living room in the process! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

So when I was looking for a project to do with the kids last week, I was excited to come across a cute snowflake idea on, where else, Pinterest. I figured a popsicle stick snowflake craft would be perfect for killing two birds with one stone… You know, keep the kids occupied for an hour or so and make something cute to dress up the living room!

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft -- I just love the way this fun winter craft turned out... Crafting with the kids is always fun, plus we were able to spruce up the living room in the process! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

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I based my snowflakes loosely on the pin I mentioned previously, building and gluing section by section.

I should note that I used wood craft glue instead of a hot glue gun to make this a more kid-friendly project. This does mean that you need to allow some drying time for each section. A hot glue gun would certainly speed up the process significantly, so if I were making these without my kids, I’d opt for it.

Also, I didn’t use a protractor to measure everything — I’m just not that exacting, lol. I simply eyeballed the angles, and I think they turned out just fine.

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft -- I just love the way this fun winter craft turned out... Crafting with the kids is always fun, plus we were able to spruce up the living room in the process! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

In hindsight, I should have realized that the snowflakes patterns might be a tad too complicated for my younger children, but once they stopped trying to mimic the flakes I was making and started getting creative on their own, we ended up with a fun mixture of snowflakes. They mostly made snowflakes that resemble asterisks, and I’m good with that. They provide a nice balance to the larger flakes that I put together with my oldest daughter!

Once all of our snowflakes were dry, my husband gave them a nice coat of white spray paint, followed by a light coating of the glitter spray paint. Originally I was just going to use the glitter spray paint, which is why the white spray paint isn’t pictured, but it wasn’t opaque enough to cover the wood on its own.

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft -- I just love the way this fun winter craft turned out... Crafting with the kids is always fun, plus we were able to spruce up the living room in the process! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com
After the paint dried overnight, we applied rhinestones to the tips and angles of the snowflakes for a little more interest. This part is totally optional, but I happen to like the little bit of added bling, as do my girls.

My final step was to hang the snowflakes up using some Command hooks and navy blue satin ribbon. I think fishing line would work equally well, and you may already have some of that laying around.

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft -- I just love the way this fun winter craft turned out... Crafting with the kids is always fun, plus we were able to spruce up the living room in the process! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

I just love the way this fun snowflake craft turned out! Crafting with the kids is always fun, plus we were able to spruce up the living room in the process.

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Crystal

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

Going to make these over the long Thanksgiving break with the kids. Random question of the day? What brand/color is that blue paint on your wall? That's the accent color I am aiming for. :)

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

You are in luck, Crystal! My husband just pulled out our leftover paint this morning because he's going to paint some stripes in our "coat closet turned homework station." We usually use Sherwin-Williams Cashmere Satin paint, but it can't be tinted that dark, so we went with Sherwin-Williams Duration Interior Satin.

The color is called Indigo Batik. I snapped a pic of the label on top of the can in case it's been discontinued: https://unsophisticook.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Indigo-Batik.jpg

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Wednesday 16th of January 2013

That is a GREAT idea! Saving for a snow day craft. :)

Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

Tuesday 15th of January 2013

Great craft for kids - my girls would love this!

Cassie | Bake Your Day

Tuesday 15th of January 2013

Such a fun idea for kids!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

Tuesday 15th of January 2013

This is too cool! I am so bad at crafts but I think the kids would love this!

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