Help Connecticut PTA Turn Sandy Hook Into a Winter Wonderland for Kids (VIDEO)

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snowflakesIf you're looking for ways you can send support to Sandy Hook Elementary families, there's a lot you can do. But this idea from the Connecticut PTA sounds like an especially sweet way to get your kids involved. They are collecting snowflakes for Sandy Hook

We looked up a couple video tutorials for making classic cut-paper snowflakes, just in case you need a reminder. But there are so many adorable, creative ideas out there. We had to throw in a bunch of other snowflake craft projects, too. Get out your glue guns, pipe cleaners, and golf tees (YES!) and have some fun with this.

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Here's a 101 on cutting out paper snowflakes. It's all about the folding, folks.

These are instructions for an especially pretty, delicate paper snowflake. Are you feeling ambitious? It's not too complicated.

Even more ambitious: The 3D snowflake!

For those of you with kids learning how to crochet, this is a fun project.

And for the preschoolers, a popsicle stick snowflake. It's a classic.

Neat pipe cleaner snowflakes! You could probably leave out the balls, if you want.


And for real, this is the funniest idea: Golf tee snowflakes. 

Here's a couple more non-video ideas:

Salt crystal snowflakes. Ooh, science!

Stained glue snowflakes. I think you could do a lot of different variations on this idea.

Send your snowflakes to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514 by January 12, 2013.

What kinds of snowflakes do you like to make?

 

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nonmember avatar Kristi

I use white coffee filters with my day care kids. They're. Already circles and way easier to cut into than construction paper.

nonmember avatar Jen Harraman

I just looked at their website, and The Connecticut PTSA has been overwhelmed with snowflakes from all over the world. They have closed this project to further donations, and have requested that the flakes be displayed in your own community as a symbol of solidarity for the families in Newtown.

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