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Snowflake Mobile

Posted on January 10, 2009. Filed under: Crafts for Children |

Items Needed:

  • 1 hanger
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • milk jug
  • hole punch
  • white paper

Directions

  1. Cut to rounded triangles from the bottom of the milk jug, then cut two circles from the sides
  2. Punch two holes from in the middle of the circles.  Make  a small cut with your scissors on each side of the triangles  (3 cuts per triangle).
  3. Punch 3 evenly spaces holes around the outside of the circle, and on each corner of the triangle (three holes per plastic shape).
  4. Using the scissors, make a hole through the middle of the milk jug cap.
  5. Cut one really long string of yarn and eighteen medium length strings of yarn.  It is ok if they are not exact.
  6. Make 13 snowflakes: 6 small, 6 medium, and one large.
  7. Take the long string of yarn and put it through the milk jug lid.  Tie the top to the middle of the hanger, tie the bottom to the large snowflake.
  8. Tie each of the snowflakes with the medium length strings.
  9. Attach one snowflake to each hole you made in the plastic shapes.
  10. Tie the two plastic circles to the bottom of the hanger passing yarn through the holes in the middle.  Attach them on either side of the yarn already attached to the hanger.
  11. There should be four remaining strings.  Put a knot at the end of two of them.  Attach the knotted end of each string to one of the slits on each triangle.  Loop the other strings through the other two slits of the other triangles.  You should have three strings to hold up the triangles making them hang down and give the snowflakes a 3D effect.  Attach the triangles to the ends of the hanger.
  12. Display your creation for all to see!

snow-flake-mobile

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