When your little ones are sent home for the Christmas holidays, you can guarantee they’ll be loaded up with crafty creations, including cutout snowflakes. It is a pretty standard Christmas craft to do. However, these snowflakes are not your average snowflakes, and I think that they are truly beautiful ones to make. It took me a few attempts to really get the effect I wanted, but it was worth it.
You will need
- Coffee filters
- Felt tip pens
- Water sprayer
How to make chromatography snowflakes
- Colour in your filter. This doesn’t need to be neat, they can literally scribble all over it.
- Place another blank filter underneath the one that you have just decorated.
- Completely spray the top coffee filter with water; the pen should begin to bleed onto the filter underneath.
- Turn them over and now spray the blank filter with the one you originally decorated underneath it.
- When it is completely damp, press down on them to transfer as much colour as possible.
- Separate them and fold both in half, then half again and finally half again. You should be left with what looks like a slice of a circle. Now start to cut shapes out of the sides.
- Finally, open it up to see your finished results and leave to dry out.
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