Simple painted snowflakes
A simple festive creative children's activity. Mark making on wooden noggins to create some fun, effective seasonal decorations.
What you'll need
- wooden counters (or cardboard or pebbles)
- paint & paint brushes
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Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- source of wood
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- tool use
Cut your own or buy a number of wooden discs or counters.
For hanging decorations, drill a hole at the top (see our drill a wooden disc activity).
Thicker counters can be used for games. In this example we are making counters for tic tac toe.
Sand your counters smooth on one side (or both sides if you’re painting both).
Using weatherproof acrylic paints gives a finish suitable for the outdoors – most other paints should be fine for indoor use.
Start by painting a white line straight across your disc.
Paint two more white lines, crossing in the middle, giving you a 6-pronged basic snowflake.
Add lots of twiddly bits and swirls or loop the prongs together – every snowflake is unique!
Take it further:
- turn your counters into hanging decorations by using a hand or palm drill to make a hole, then thread with ribbon or string
- or put them with snowmen for festive noughts & crosses counters.
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.