Of all of the DIY crafts, my favourite was the paper snowflake. There
Hold your breath as we unfold our first one- how will it turn out? What have we made? Does it look like a star or a flower or...
A Storm Trooper?!
This one looks like R2-D2!
Is that Yoda?! These snowflakes are the best ones yet!!
Check out the pattern Page via Super Geeky Star Wars Paper Snowflakes: Now with Diagrams! [obviouswinner]
As an added bonus, you can tell your child that they too are like the snowflake- beautiful and unique in every way. Don't let Tyler Durden hear you say that though...
*Note: My mother, bless her heart, has kept every single cotton-wool-bearded-pine-cone and papier-mache anthropomorphic blob. The Christmas box has at times smelt like mouldy corn and more recently 30 years of mildewy glitter covered toilet rolls, lovingly referred to by my doting mother as "real decorations". The Christmas Tree over at my mums place is daggy as hell but powered by love so strong that the fairy lights (hidden as they are beneath thirty years of utter junk made by enthusiastic baby hands, hung out time again by a growing son and daughter, and repaired year after year by the loving hands of a darling mummy who shows her love with a remarkable loyalty and undying devotion) shine so bright it illuminates the edges of the universe.
So I exaggerate about the smell, but it is totally plausible that a handcrafted Santa held together with high-drool-content glue would go mouldy, right? Never fear, I'm here to offer assistance: here are some handy tips on storing Christmas Decorations so if this years most adorable handmade decoration is a felt-and-pasta-masterpiece you can store it properly to ensure it can live to see another Christmas and dangle triumphantly alongside next years child-made-masterpiece).