It is so brown and dreary and doesn't look much like Christmas at all.
And then there is this...
This is my parents house, the one I grew up in, and this is what Christmas should look like.
This is the view from their house. (big sigh!)
So today because we have no real snow (big sigh again) we made snow flakes. There are the regular kind
and then there are some 3 dimensional ones
and then there is the mother of all snowflakes.
It is about 2 feet across. I never meant for it to be that large but I had never made the 3 dimensional snow flakes before and so I thought each small part was supposed to be a full sheet of paper. OOPS! It is kind of neat though and Tyler is super impressed with it.
If you have never made the 3 dimensional ones before here are the instructions. It is actually super easy but it is a little time consuming.
As I was sitting and looking at the snowflakes this evening it struck me that these would also look great in red as poinsettia. Tomorrow we are reading the Legend of the Poinsettia and so I thought this might make a fun craft to go along with that. I quick made one to see how it would look and I am very pleased.
I glued on some paper leaves and some green pom poms in the center and I really think it looks good. This will be fun to make more tomorrow.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas and if you live somewhere where there is snow could you enjoy it for me too! Thanks!