Stamped Snowflakes with a Bike Helmet Insert

Use the insert from an old bike helmet to stamp up some winter snowflakes!

I have some stamped snowflakes to share with you today.

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.

Stamp away, Hooligans!

Once we’d had our fill of stamping, we left them to dry by the fire.

Today, I punched some holes in them and we headed outside with some paintbrushes, glue and bag of artificial snow, and we finished them up!  

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!


  1. says

    These are lovely Jackie, I think I have been enjoying making winter crafts too even after the overload of Christmas ones , we made the cotton wool pad snowmen today & they are gorgeous.

    • happyhooligans says

      Thanks, Kierna. I’ll have to take a look at your snowmen. I think I’m really going to enjoy the winter craftting as well. I figure, if we’re not going to actually GET any snow, this year, we might as well craft about it so the kids remember what winter is usually all about here. lol j.

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