Post by Rae Ann Kelly
The holidays might be over but winter has just begun and with it, lots of time indoors with wiggly kids. Some of my favorite ways to keep mine busy is with simple paper projects like paper airplanes or snowflakes! If it’s been awhile since you’ve made some, here’s the most kid friendly way I’ve found to do it…
- Take a square piece of text weight paper and fold it in half diagonally to make a triangle. We used 8.5 and 6 inch squares.
- Fold in half, making a triangle again.
- Next fold into thirds.
- Cut points to make a triangle.
- Draw your design along the outside edges. Have fun with different triangle or scalloped shaped so each snowflake is a little different.
- Cut along the lines you just made. (Do this step for the younger kids as safety scissors won’t work very well.
- Carefully unfold your paper snowflake. Optional: lay under a heavy book to flatten some of the creases.
The best part is that they double as darling accessories. Hang from the ceiling, on a window, tie to a gift or send as happy mail. Add some paper chains or garland and you have instant winter wonderland vibes or decor for a party or play date.
We decided to hang ours from the ceiling in the girl’s room using tape and twine. Ta-da! Sleeping under snowflakes!
What I love most about these is that they keep the older kids occupied for an hour or so while the little ones tag along, cost almost nothing and require simple supplies.
How have you been keeping the kids busy indoors during the colder months?
Rae Ann blogs at Rae Ann Kelly and is a kid wrangler, graphic designer, food & craft nut. Her blog features little tidbits about her day to day life & design projects, tutorials for DIY’s, free downloads, yummy recipes, lots of kid friendly ideas and outfit inspiration.