It seemed simple enough that even I could handle it. You just trace a pattern with fabric paint onto wax paper and let it dry over night and then they are supposed to cling to your windows making them look all snowy and cheery and wintry.Deciding that even I could handle that, I purchased some glittery fabric paint from Wal-Mart. I think each bottle was $2.97.
I downloaded the snowflake template from Family Fun and I traced the pattern onto wax paper.
And Sarah and I sat down to make glittery window cling snowflakes.
At 4, Sarah lacked the control she needed to follow the lines of the snowflake while squeezing the paint, so hers ended up looking like glittery blobs.
I was pleased with the way mine looked so we left them to dry overnight.
The next morning the kids and I peeled them off the wax paper and hung them on the windows. We were excited that they actually clung like they were supposed to.
We were not excited the next morning when we found that they had all come "unclung" from the windows. And even trying to restick them didn't work for more than a few minutes.
But being the resourceful mother that I am, I hung ornament hangers in them and tried to hang them from my tree. They looked cute but were a little floppy and kept folding into themselves. Not the look I was hoping for.
So if you are looking for an easy snowflake craft for the 4 year old set, this isn't it.
If you are looking for an easy way to make floppy snowflake ornaments that grown ups can do, this is it.
Happy floppy snowflake making!