Snowflake Puzzle Ornament

With Christmas coming up soon, I thought I'd pass on this snowflake craft idea.

  • Take an old puzzle (with pieces missing, preferably!), that you no longer use, and craft sticks (popsicle sticks).

  • I usually use a hot glue gun to glue the sticks together in kind of an asterisk design.

  • Then glue puzzle pieces to the sticks.

  • Spray paint with white or silver, tie a string on one of the puzzle pieces, or hot glue a hook, and tada, snowflakes to decorate your tree or hang in windows.

I've had many foster kids and they all enjoy this activity. I've thought about using the "snow in a can" but don't know how it would hold up. The white ones look really nice when sprayed with a little bit of spray glitter too. We've used both the small puzzle pieces with the small sticks, or larger pieces with larger sticks! They really look nice when all done!

Pam T

November 20, 20080 found this helpful

What a great idea! I bet they really enjoyed making those! They sound like they would really be pretty!

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November 20, 20080 found this helpful

Oooh, that's a great idea!! I really love it! You could make a bunch and hang them from different lengths on the porch or something....ideas are flowing! Thanks a TON!!

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November 21, 20080 found this helpful

Oh that sounds like a fantastic idea! Is there any way you could post a photo of the finished product?

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November 22, 20080 found this helpful

Several years ago we used puzzle pieces for a wreath. I cut out a circle with a circle out of the middle (Donut shape). We just put the puzzle pieces on this as a template, stacked and glued them together. Then I spray painted it green and used the round end of a paint brush to make red "dots", in a triangle, over several places (to look like berries). It was cute and lasted many years.

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November 29, 20080 found this helpful

this is another great sounding craft.

I have neighbor kids and can make some snowflakes with them to hang in their windows.

The great thing is that is such a low cost project.

Thank you.

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December 2, 20080 found this helpful

Frugal tip for this craft:

recycle shops may give away puzzles that are turned in as cardboard.

same thing goes for thrift stores.

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