Of course the kiddos had no appreciation for my uber complicated snowflake art (they are only 6, 5, and 3 after all). They wanted to just make old school paper snowflakes. The ones where you hand off white paper and scissors then spend the next 6 months picking up snowflake confetti. I caved but I had to spice it up a little, right? So we pulled out the paint and painted our white paper with different shades of white, blue and gray. Then I went back to Pinterest (it's like a drug) and found some really cool paper snowflake templates. After they dried we (mostly I, the templates proved too complicated for little hands) cut out our snowflakes. They look great and are the favorites according to my boys.
We had a great afternoon of craft time but as a Mom I feel the need to point out a moral to the blog post..."If it ain't broke, don't fix it.". I get so irritated about candy...yes I said candy. The powers that be are constantly changing our Reese's, Snickers, and M&M's. Why?? What is wrong with the originals?? Why do we need white chocolate and mint filled?? Well probably for the same reason I felt I needed 3D snowflakes and painted paper ones using templates....we are a World of one uppers. It's the mind set of whatever you can do I can do better. That's great....motivation is what will keep the World going BUT sometimes new doesn't equal better it just equals new. My advice if your kiddos want to make paper snowflakes anytime soon then throw the copy paper and scissors at them while you load the dishwasher or whatever else you haven't been able to get to during the course of your day. Sometimes kids need original!!!