All these years I've been trimming 8 1/2 x 11 paper down to a square, then folding it and rounding off the edges to make snowflakes. For years I've been doing this! And then the other day, Maia grabbed one of our coffee filters (left over from the coffee filter holiday garlands), folded it, and cut out a snowflake. So quick. So easy. No extra cutting or folding to get it into the right shape because it's already round. And easy to cut through the layers since it's lightweight. Coffee filters make the best snowflakes! Why didn't I know that? It seems so obvious now. I've obviously missed a memo somewhere.
We've been cutting many, many snowflakes over the past two days.
And since coffee filters take watercolors so well, we've been painting some as well which is as much fun (or more!) as cutting them.
A few dabs from the gluestick to hang them in the window and we have a winter wonderland inside and out!
Fun times on a snow day!
If you liked these candy cane lollipops, then you might like the other winter and holiday crafts and recipes in The Artful Winter ebook:
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