Snowflakes made of paper are the easiest to do and most kids love to do this craft. However, as they get older, they want something hard and challenging so Popsicle stick snowflakes can give them the challenge they want. With snowflakes made of Popsicle sticks, they need to color them with paint and have so much fun while adding more decors to make the snowflakes more attractive. Popsicle stick snowflakes are not recommended for young children under 8 years old since this craft requires a hot glue gun.
Here’s how to make snowflakes made of Popsicle sticks.
- Form an “X” using two Popsicle sticks. When forming an “X”, you will need 2 Popsicle sticks. Lay one stick in a slant position and put a dab of hot glue on the middle of it. Put the other stick in a slant position on the other stick where the glue is placed to form an “X.” The glue should put both sticks together.
- Glue another stick horizontally on the center of the “X.” Put a dab of glue on the center of the “X” where you’d put the other stick. After putting the other stick, you should now have a figure with 6 heads.
- Prepare 6 sticks and cut them. Cut 6 sticks to make 12 pieces of 1.5 inches sticks that are cut at an angle.
- Adjoin the angles of 2 sticks and glue them together at the end of each head of your snowflake. Remember that you have already created a snowflake made of 3 sticks forming a figure with 6 heads. This time, glue two sticks together with 1.5 inches long each. You should be able to make 6 pairs of the decors for each head of your snowflake. When you glue the sticks together, make sure that the angles are matched then glue the pairs on each of the heads of the snowflake.
- Color your snowflake. Just as the name implies, snowflakes are always white. So when you paint your snowflake, use a white color then paint the Popsicle sticks to hide the kind of material you use for your project. There may be unnecessary marks on your sticks so painting them will help you in hiding these marks.
- Use silver glitter and sprinkle it all over your snowflake. Sprinkle the glitter while the paint is still wet to make it stay on your snowflake. The glitter will dry up together with your paint. Some would use a glitter pen to make the snowflake sparkle but the result is not as attractive as the silver glitter sprinkled on a wet snowflake. If you want to try using a glitter pen, add your drawings or figures when the flake is dry.
- Let the paint of your snowflake dry then shake. To remove excess glitter, wait until your project becomes dry so you can shake the excess glitter off. You wouldn’t want to do this procedure while the paint is wet because it will only cause damage to your project.
Now you have just created a snowflake that’s giving you a real
challenge. Do the same steps to make additional snowflakes. Remember
that the way you paint and how neat your work is will help you in
achieving a neat result.