Do you have puzzles laying around mixing pieces? I have great Snowflake Christmas Ornament you can make with your kids using those pieces.
Not to worry if you don’t have any puzzles laying around, check out your local thrift shops, I bet you will find some used puzzles for almost nothing.
I actually thought I was using a thrift store puzzle when I started this project until my son informed me that I had just glued together his Spiderman puzzle (mom oops).
- Puzzle pieces-The amount of pieces depends on the size of your puzzle pieces. I used 16 pieces in total.
- White paint
- Glue gun
- White ribbon
- Iridescent glitter
1. Layout your design. The backside of the pieces will be your top. Use a glue gun to glue 4 puzzle pieces together overlapping the ends.
2. Glue 2 pieces together overlapping the ends. Do this 4 times.
3. Lay glued pieces from step 1 vertically. Attach pieces from step 2 to piece from step 1 forming an X pattern with those pieces.
4. Glue 4 more pieces together like you did in step 1. Glue those to the top of the already glued pieces.
5. Paint the snowflake white and immediately apply glitter.
6. Once the snowflake has dried, determine which end will be your top and forming a loop glue a piece of ribbon to the back of the puzzle piece to make a hook for the ornament to hang.
Younger kids will need an adult to do the gluing. They will have fun painting the snowflake and adding glitter.
If they are anything like my kids, the glitter will be their favorite part. I don’t know what it is about glitter and sprinkles, but they always go crazy with both. When we make cookies with sprinkles, we end up with a lot of sprinkles and a little cookie.
Written by About a Mom contributor, Kim. Kim, the mama behind The Resourceful Mama, is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday fun.
Lisa Brown says
I would never have thought to use puzzle pieces to make a snowflake, I love it.