Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Activity Week: Snowflake Flying Disks

Making snowflakes and lacing them into plastic disks caught the interest of all three of my children (who are from 3 to 7 years old).  I had to help the younger ones with the cutting, and all three asked for help with lacing them onto the rim.  They liked the colorful results.  Furthermore, they had fun flying these versatile disks inside and outside of the house! We even decided to award some gold and silver ice medals to champion tossers.

Supplies Used:
  • white plastic bag
  • sharp scissors
  • medium plastic lid (about 4-inches in diameter)
  • yarn, floss, thin ribbon or string (bright colors are best)
How to Make Them:
  1. Cut out snowflakes from plastic bags as shown in Tuesday's snowflakes.  They should be about the same diameter as the lid (about 4 inches across in our case).
  2. Cut out a large circle from the lid and set aside.  Use the scissors to cut one notch into the outer rim, being careful not to cut all the way through the rim.  The notch is used to secure the string.
  3. Lace the string through the outer holes in the snowflake in a whipstitch fashion to attach the snowflake to the rim.  Tie the ends of the string together and trim excess.  
  4. Adjust the yarn and snowflake to make sure it is centered and balanced.
  5. Enjoy tossing your snowflake flying disks! 


Doris said...

How fun that you have made the "Snowflake Flying Disks"!!!

RedTedArt said...

Oh wow! How fun are these and SOOOO ORIGINAL! Love them. Great idea to make them "flying" :-) we have lots of plastic lids at home, so we will have a go!

I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up

Hope to see you there!


RedTedArt said...

(Thank you :-))) and can't wait to make our own!)

Anonymous said...

Wow this is a great idea, plastic bag snowflakes...brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Elle Belles Bows said...

I love this idea too! Kerri