Sparkle & Shine Snowflakes! {easy craft for kids!}

Hi friends and happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! By now the turkey and sides have been put in the fridge, the dishes have been washed and you may be sitting down and enjoying some much deserved relaxation. Or maybe you have got your second wind and you are ready to shop, if so, more power to you! I have never done black Friday and stores are not allowed to open in Thanksgiving in Maine so I am content to stay home and be cozy with my family. One thing I always loved about after Thanksgiving dinner was the crafts we would make (except for those darn baking crystal sun-catchers…those were aggravating) mom would give us girls a project to work on while she addressed Christmas cards. I wish I was that organized! But even I can lay out a few bowls of beads and some pipe cleaners so my kids can make some special ornaments!


These are really easy and inexpensive and you probably have the supplies on hand. All you need are plastic beads and pipe cleaners. If you do not have pipe cleaners you can get them for a steal from our sponsor Papermart.  Watch the video to see how I made these:


  • If you have small children make the snowflake form for them but let them string on the beads.
  • Use old or cheap scissors for cutting the pipe cleaners because they might nick your nice ones. Those scissors can be your pipe cleaner scissors, wrap a piece of pipe cleaner around the handle so you will remember!
  • Use leftover beads from other projects. The mix-matched ones your kids will pick will make them all the more special.
  • Fishing line makes an excellent hanger.

Now, if I can get my Christmas cards addressed before mid-December I will be doing great! Enjoy this wonderful day with your family and til next time happy crafting!

3 Responses

  1. Lindsay like you I’ve never shopped on Black Friday and you know what I have no desire to get in that mess. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I was lucky this year my brother invited us to his house for dinner. Just had to drive for about three hours there and three hours back but we had a good time. Back home now and ready for bed. We used to make the snow flakes and candy canes and a lot of other ornaments when my boys were little.


  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, have a great weekend. Your video is awesome:)


  3. Those snowflakes really are fun for kids. I made a bunch of them with my 4 grandkids and they had so much fun. I did use the premade wire frames so I am glad to know how to do them with pipe cleaners.


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