2. Sparkly Snowflakes Ornament
- glue gun and glue sticks
- printed page of snowflake outlines like this one from KC Parent
- craft jewels
- wax paper
- dishwashing soap
- thin ribbon or wire for hanging
- Mod Podge and sponge brush (optional–see tips below)
- Place wax paper sheet over printed page of snowflake outlines. Rub a small amount of dishwashing soap over wax paper surface so that the hot glue won’t stick to the paper.
- Using the glue gun, trace and fill in the snowflake pattern with hot glue. Once design is completely filled in, immediately cover with glitter. Allow to dry a moment and then tilt the wax paper and shake off the excess. If you missed an area or if the snowflake looks lopsided, simply add more glue and then more glitter until you are happy with the look.
- Attach jewels to snowflake by adding a small amount of glue to the back of each jewel and pressing it into the snowflake. Allow to dry for a minute or two.
- Slowly and carefully peel the snowflake from the wax paper.
- To hang, tie a ribbon around one of the corners of the snowflake or pierce a small hole through the ornament and hang with thin wire or fishing line.
Tips: If you’d like both sides of the snowflake to be covered in glitter, simply turn the snowflake over (once the main side has been glittered and jewels added) and apply a coat of Mod Podge. Sprinkle with more glitter and shake off the excess. (By the way, this same technique would work for the glitter word ornament too!)
P.S. Are you looking for DIY Christmas ornaments that are easy for younger kids who may not able to make fancy crafts? The Kids Ornaments to Color in the Christ-Centered Christmas Family Traditions System are a perfect fit! Check them out here.