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What you need:
- light blue construction paper
- white glue
- crystal glitter
- close-up photos of snowflakes
- hole punch
What to do:
Explain to your child that each snowflake has a unique design, but all snowflakes are hexagons — they each have six sides and six points.
Find photos or drawings of hexagon shaped snowflakes to study. (Try a library book or search Google Images.)
Let your child pick one of the snowflakes you find, then have him draw it with a pencil on the light blue paper.
Outline the snowflake with glue.
While the glue is still wet, lightly sprinkle crystal glitter on the glue. Allow it to dry.
- Cut out the snowflake. Punch a hole at the top, and have him hang it in a window for a snowy display. Make a bunch to create a storm!