Use the insert from an old bike helmet to stamp up some winter snowflakes!
If you’ve been poking around my blog, you might have guessed that I’m a pretty happy gal when we have a holiday to base our crafts around. Sadly, our Christmas crafting has come to an end, but fear not, we’ll find things to craft about. For now, we’re going to focus on our winter theme, although the weather kind of makes it hard to believe that it even is winter. It was 11 degrees Celcius on our deck this morning! Crazy, I know.
Yesterday we started our stamped snowflake project. I had this piece of padding from an old bike helmet. I’d been hanging on to it because I loved the shape of it. I knew I’d find a purpose for it if I waited long enough.
Sure enough, it occurred to me yesterday that it would make a fine snowflake. Unfortunately any acrylic paints that I had in an icy-blue colour had long dried up (that’s the downside to acrylics – they harden up over time). Fortunately, Andrew’s bedroom is blue, so I grabbed the can of paint that I’d used for his room in a couple of years ago. Having such a large amount of paint to work with was great because I was able to pour a lot into our tray for stamping.
And while the Hooligans napped, I strung them together with some white yarn. Aren’t they pretty?LookLooking for another snowflake craft? Have a peek at our beautiful tissue paper snowflakes! They’re so easy to make! Our popsicle stick snowflake ornaments are pretty sweet too!