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Snowflake mobile

You will need:
  • Paper
  • pencil and ruler
  • scissors
  • string
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  1. Draw out a hexagon as shown in diagram over.
  2. Fold along the drawn lines
  3. Cut into the folds of the triangle
  4. Open up to see your snowflake pattern
  5. Attach string to snowflake and hang in suitable location.
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Ice candle

You will need:
  • 5 gallon plastic bucket or pail
  • non-stick cooking spray (optional)
  • water
  • candle
  • Some nice freezing weather
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  1. Spray the inside of the bucket with the no-stick spray or rub with a little oil. This helps if you have problems with the ice sticking to the bucket when it's time to remove.
  2. Fill the bucket three quarters of the way full and set outside to freeze. Leave overnight.
  3. In the morning remove the ice block from the bucket. On the bottom there should be an area that is still liquid.

  4. Drain out the liquid and slush and turn it over.    Allow to freeze for at least for four more hours.

  5. The pocket where the water was now makes a great place to insert a candle. Light and place outside in your yard when it's dark for a beautiful ice "crystal" candle luminary!

Be sure to have an adult help you light the candle!


Snowflake printing

You will need:
  • White paint in a bowl/basin
  • Black Paper
  • Paint brush
  • Newspaper
  1. Cover the table with newspaper before you start.

  2. Crush a sheet of newspaper up and dip one side of it in the white paint.

  3. Use this to print snowflake shapes on the black paper.

  4. Repeat to create a pattern.  See if you can create at least 3 different patterns of snowflakes.


Snow scene jar

In Ireland we don't always get snow every year.  Sometimes snow may fall in one county and not another.  If you don't get any snow in your area, you can still make your own snow scene.

  • empty small jar (like a baby food jar)
  • hot glue gun
  • epoxy glue
  • small plastic toy animal
  • white rocks, big pieces of gravel, plastic tree etc.
  • glitter
  • water
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1.  Use hot glue gun to glue rocks and animal to the bottom of jar. (have an adult help with the glue gun!)

2.  Fill with water.                                                                                                                              

3.  Spoon in some glitter and use epoxy glue to glue lid onto jar. Be sure to have an adult help with the epoxy glue.

Shake to make it snow!


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