Bounty provided compensation for this post, but all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.
My goal for the winter and New Year has been to spend as much quality time as I can with my family. Our winter calendar has had us serving others, watching movies, playing games, making treats and crafting up decorations. Because of my huge love for decorations, but my pocketbook isn’t bottomless to feed my obsession, we must come up with some of our own DIY decor. With the help of Bounty paper towels, I’ve entrusted the kids with my hot glue gun, to craft up popsicle stick snowflakes.
There are some projects and crafting products I don’t love handing over to the kids because of the mess that can ensue. I’ve been learning to let go little by little, but it really helps when I have products on hand that can easily clean up the mess. I’ve caught a couple of my kids with hot glue guns on the bare wood table, and I wasn’t going to let that happen again. For added fun, we’ve got Bounty Prints Featuring Disney Frozen, which has us really in the spirit of winter crafting.
My recommendation would be to have Disney Frozen playing in the background because laughter and music are great to add to any project! Line the table with plenty of Bounty Prints Featuring Disney Frozen, to protect the table. They come in Paper Towels and Quilted Napkins.Talk to the kids about keeping their hands away from the hot tip of the hot glue gun, then grab the popsicle sticks and start gluing.
There are so many different patterns you can create when it comes to snowflakes. You can pull up pictures for the kids to look at, or you can let them use their creativity to come up with their own – it’s up to you! All you need to do is apply a small drop of glue on the ends or middle of each popsicle stick, depending on where you will be attaching it to the next piece.
The snowflakes are great for hanging on the wall or hanging by a ribbon and dangling from the ceiling. If you have dark colored walls, I recommend leaving the snowflakes the natural wood color or painting them a sparkly white. If you have light colored wall, try painting the snowflakes red! If you love glitter, add a coat of glitter to the wet paint. This is really a great Saturday morning project with the kids. Pajamas not required, but encouraged, along with Disney Frozen, since we are making snowflakes after all.