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.
- white plastic bag
- sharp scissors
- medium plastic lid (about 4-inches in diameter)
- yarn, floss, thin ribbon or string (bright colors are best)
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Adjust the yarn and snowflake to make sure it is centered and balanced.
- Enjoy tossing your snowflake flying disks!
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