The snowflake display I showed you yesterday was based on a project my kids and I work on every year at home - sparked by the movie Elf.
The exact scene that inspired us? Around 54 seconds into the following preview:
See the way he decorates for Christmas? The paper chains? The snowflakes? Well, this is a child's dream and I figured out how to give it to them without sending the Big Guy over the edge.
All of us love the process of cutting paper snowflakes...the folding, cutting, experimenting, then the unfolding to reveal the wonder of the shapes we've created.
Would you like to create your own paper snowflake display? Here are the supplies needed to work on your own blizzard:
A stack of computer paper
A string of lights
A good Christmas movie - preferably Elf!
Sit down with your kids and cut and sip and cut and giggle and cut and hug and cut and cut and cut...
Now, let's build this thing! For assembly instructions, check it out: My Winter Snowflake Display
Here is this year's snowflake blizzard, our ode to Elf:
And here are some previous snowflake displays we've worked on: