Cupcake Paper Snowflakes
A few weeks ago I posted a fun Frozen movie post that included a ton of printable activity sheets. One of these printable activity sheets included cupcake paper snowflakes.
This snowflake template to make your own ornate snowflakes was really fun!
My daughter Sunny and I had a great time making them but it was kind of a challenge to make all the intricate cuts because our regular computer printer paper was quite thick to cut through when it was folded up according to the instructions.
This made me want to seek out thinner paper.
I had an ah-ha moment when I realized that the night before we had burned through our tin of Royal Dansk Holiday Cookies leaving a bunch of empty cupcake papers.
So we experimented.
We smoothed out the cupcake paper and folded it into a cone.
Then we got our Frozen Snowflake printable template (available here) and transferred the design.
We made the cuts.
And ended up with this!
We repeated the process over and over until we had used up all the cupcake papers.
My daughters LOVED doing this fun craft. It was fast, cheap and easy. If the templates are too complicated for little hands to cut, let them free cut.
There are no two snowflakes that are just the same.
They come in every shape and size.
Best of all it was easy to clean up. We just brushed all our scraps into the tin and took them to the recycling can.
They also make great delicate little ornaments for a Christmas tree.
Now there’s a reason to save your cookie tins and papers!