Holiday Card Holder
- Gather your materials. You will need some cupcake liners, I am using 2 sizes in both white and silver foil. Crayons- blue and silver, glue, sparkles , ribbon , clothes pins and a hot glue gun.
- Have your child draw on the white cupcake liners. My son said to me when he started “Lippy Lippy” which translates to his liner was slipping, if you have a really little guy tape it down with painters tape to keep it from “Lipping”.
- Next fold the liner into a triangle and make small cuts to make a snowflake. Older children can do this , but you will need sharp scissors so a parent should do this step for preschoolers .
- Next grab the glue, my son was very pleased to have full control of the glue .
- Sparkles! I like to use a paper plate to sorta keep him contained. It worked reasonably well too.
- For the foil liners we skipped drawing on them and just turned them into snowflakes added glue and of course added sparkles.
- Let your snowflakes dry. For reference my son colored all the white liners and added the sparkles to 5 or 6. Don’t expect toddlers to do this whole craft, if they do it’s a bonus but it’s too long for most.
- If you don’t need a card holder you can stop here and just have fun snowflakes to decorate your house! While the snowflakes dry add the clothes pins to the ribbon by hot gluing it to the underside. Alternate the direction the opening is in.
- Next add the snowflakes to the ribbon , I used hot glue .
10.Hang up and wait for all your cards in the mail !
“Snow Party” by Harriet Ziefert is a magical book that celebrates the biggest holiday for snow people, the winter solstice. I wish I had had access to this book when I was teaching because it’s a perfect way to read a story about celebrations without focusing on one tradition, or leaving out another. The illustrations are beautiful and the idea of snow people eating and dancing in the middle of the night is delicious!