Christmas is over but here in the Midwest we still have a lot of winter left. A lot. Rather than grumble about the cold temps and slushy roads let’s celebrate winter by making snowflake art. Check out these five different ways and different materials to make some brilliant snowflakes of your own!
Coffee filter snowflakes….
Don’t we all have memories of folding up scraps of paper and making them into snowflakes? These snowflakes start just like that but then shoot right past them! Cheap white coffee filters lend themselves perfectly to frilly, hand cut snowflakes. Before unfolding them add some brilliant color using watercolor paints or even old fashioned liquid food coloring!
Chalk and glue….
Chalk pastels and glue make an unlikely pair in the art room but their results never fail to impress. Snowflake drawings outlined in gel glue and filled with soft pastel color make a super bold, graphic pair.
Do you know Notan?
Notan is a Japanese concept that relates to the play of light and dark. The positive shapes (main objects) in a work of art should balance or complement the negative shapes (the empty space around the main objects.)
We’re going to create cut paper snowflakes that use all the paper, thereby balancing light and dark, and do it all on top of a beautiful watercolor background.
Don’t forget the pony beads. I think we all have some stuffed in a craft drawer somewhere. They make perfect snowflake after getting melt-y for a few minutes in hot oven.
Paper Snowflake Art….
These teeny tiny perfect little snowflakes have a million variations from just three simple paper folds. It may take a few minutes to get those folds down but once they you got ’em, man you make a bunch of these beautiful babies to hang in windows, on trees, or as a gift wrap accessory.
I hope all this pretty snowflake art makes the last few months of winter just a bit more bearable for you, maybe even a little bit cheerful!