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Making a snowflake

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The kids will learn how to make a huge snowflake for Christmas decoration.

To create a snowy atmosphere, have them make flakes of various sizes!

 

Material :

 

  • Vivaldi® smooth colour paper (120 g/m²) size 50 x 65cm
  • Silver paint or silver varnish
  • Quilling or paperoles apparatus or toothpicks
  • Silver or gold ribbon
  • Cutter
  • Glue stick
  • Metal ruler

 

 

 

 

Step 1

 

Begin by preparing quilling strips.

Cut the sheet in half to obtain two sheets of 25 x 32.5 cm.
Draw long strips 1.5 cm wide and 32.5 cm long.
Cut the strips using the ruler and the cutter. The number of strips needed varies with size.

In this exercise, we used 22 strips of paper. With strips of 1.5 x 32.5 cm, we will obtain a flake of 19cm in diameter.

To obtain different dimensions, you can use strips that are wider, thinner or longer.

 

Step 2

 

Take a strip and start rolling it.

As the strips are sufficiently wide, you can use the toothpick instead of the quilling device.

Make a tight circle.

 

 

Step 3

 

Glue the end of the circle.

Make 6 circles in the same manner.

 

 

 

Step 4

 

Make another tight circle in the same manner. But this time loosen the circle until its diameter is 3 cm.

Then glue the end in the same way.

Form an eye by pressing each side with thumb and forefinger.

Do this another 11 times.

 

Step 5

 

Take one of the tight circles and place 6 eyes around it.

 

 

 

 

Step 6

 

Put glue on the ends and sides of the eyes.

First glue the ends onto the tight circle, then glue the eyes together as shown in the picture.

 

Step 7

 

When the glue is completely dry, glue 6 other eyes by their ends.

 

 

 

 

Step 8

 

Cut one of the strips in two. Fold it in half and put glue in the middle.

Take one of the tight circles and wrap the strip around it.

Press with your hand for optimal adhesion.

Loop the ends of the strip that protrude outward.

Perform the same operation 6 times.

 

Step 9

 

Glue this piece between the eyes at the sides, as shown in the picture.

You can decorate your snowflake with silver paint.

Finally, hang a silver ribbon by one of the eyes to suspend the snowflake.

The kids just made their own snowflake for the Christmas decorations!

Suggested products

Canson® Iris Vivaldi


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