The other day I posted a quilled snowflake craft for older children, although I would have loved to have done it with EC and YC, it is slightly too hard for them at the moment so instead we made some different snowflakes using kitchen rolls.

You will need:

  • Loo or kitchen tubes
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon

First, you need to cut your tubes into equal segments – 5 is a good number to have. YC found this part rather tricky as it was too stiff for her to cut through. I would recommend flattening your tube slightly beforehand to make it easier.


Paint both the inside and out side of each segment and sprinkle with glitter while the paint is still wet. Both EC and YC found the glitter while my back was turned so by the time I turned back it looked like there had been an explosion of glitter across the table. I know I will be finding flecks of it for weeks now!


When everything is dry glue them together to make your snowflake.

Ahhh so much glitter!

Ahhh so much glitter!

Finally, add some ribbon to the top to hang them up with.

Merry Christmas Everyone and a Happy New Year.

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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