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Clothespin Snowflake Craft

Clothespin Snowflake Craft

It's suddenly got pretty chilly out there hasn't it? With only a few more weeks to go before the Christmas Trees start to go up in homes across the world you may have started your Christmas crafting. Today I am sharing with you some adorable Clothespin/Peg Snowflakes that look beautiful hung from the tree! 

We love making homemade decorations for anytime of year, but there is something about crafting at Christmas! It's quite special! There is glitter and twinkly lights in abundance! 
You may have seen some of our Christmas crafts that we did last year including - Bauble Suncatchers, Snowman Handprints and Leaf Painted Christmas Trees.

Clothespin Snowflake Craft

You will need: 
Pegs/Clothespins (small and regular)
White Paint
Glitter (we used silver and teal)
Twine or Ribbon
Plastic Snowflakes (These are optional if you’d like to add them to the centre of your snowflakes)

Clothespin Snowflake Craft

Carefully twist the clothespins to remove the metal springs. This might be a step you will need to do before starting the activity if your children are younger. The small metal springs could pose a serious choking hazard.
Glue the two pieces of the clothespin/peg together. Flat side to flat side. You will need to do this a total of eight times for each snowflake.

Clothespin Snowflake Craft

Once you have all these pieces stuck together its time to start creating your snowflake by gluing these 8 pieces together.

Clothespin Snowflake Craft

Leave your Clothespin/Peg Snowflake to dry before moving on to decorate. We left ours to dry on a clean easy surface as sometimes the glue can seep down onto the surface below.

Clothespin Snowflake Craft

Paint your snowflakes whichever colour you desire. We went for white. Its worth noting here that we use acrylic paints for painting. Its the best paint to use on wood as unlike children's paints they are not water based.

Clothespin Snowflake Craft

Allow to dry before coating with glue and sprinkling with glitter. Once both of your snowflakes are dry glue them together.

Clothespin Snowflake Craft

Add your twine/ribbon to the back of your snowflake before hanging on the Christmas Tree!

Don't they look beautiful!

Clothespin Snowflake Craft

What Christmas crafts have you been enjoying lately? Be sure to get in touch with us! We love seeing and sharing your crafts and activities on our blog and Facebook page.

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