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Decoration during festivals brings positivity and the feeling of joy. 

Christmas is a winter festival and winter means SNOW. 

For Christmas decorations help your child do this simple activity of making a Snowflake ornament.

Materials Required:

  • Popsicle sticks ( Coloured/ Plain)- You would need 3/4 popsicle sticks for each snowflake
  • Paint – if using the plain popsicle sticks
  • Paint brush
  • Decorative items- ( Rhinestones, stickers, glitter, buttons, etc.)
  • Pom poms / cotton balls
  • Jute/ Woolen strings to hang ( length – 5 inches)
  • Glue
  • A bowl of water
  • Newspaper
  • A waste cloth to wipe

 Method:

  • Spread a sheet of newspaper on the activity area.
  • Paint the popsicle sticks if using the plain ones.

  • Keep it aside to dry. After it dries,stick the popsicle sticks as shown in the pictures. You can make each snowflake using 3/ 4 popsicle sticks.

  • Once dried,decorate the snowflakes with the given decorative items. 
  • Make a loop of the jute string and stick both the ends on the back of one popsicle stick

  • Create a few snowflakes with different decorating ideas. ( Refer to the pictures given)

Benefits: 

Helps develop various skills in the child like-

  • Cognitive – Learning colours and symmetry
  • Physical – Developing eye hand coordination, fine motor skills
  • Social and Emotional- Appreciating other cultures, bonding with parents/ siblings/ friends
  • Language – Communication skills and vocabulary

Tips for parents:

  • Guide your kids but let them think : Encourage them to think differently and appreciate  their unique artifacts.
  • Make sure you use the ornaments for decorations : Give them a sense of achievement and confidence

Every child deserves the hall of fame and appreciation for his or her hardwork. Do share the pics of your activity on our Facebook group

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