Window Decorations - Packing Peanut Snowflakes!

I had to share these snowflakes with you! Minnie came up with the idea of decorating our windows with them after playing with the biodegradable packing peanuts we used in our winter play area.

We simply used a wet cloth to moisten each packing peanut before sticking them to the window. (Minnie had earlier discovered how quickly they dissolve when immersed in a cup of water!! A great way to discover a new science concept!)

She enjoyed creating snowflakes, a snow snake (!) & lots of 'baby drops of snow' which she created by carefully cutting up the peanuts!

Here's how our window looked 

And just in case you're wondering about the mess element, the peanuts washed off the window easily with hot soapy water, which was another fun activity! 

 So much frugal fun, discovery, & creativity from a few recycled packing peanuts! Brilliant!

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  1. I love this! Packing material like this drives me insane because it takes years to decompose. It's so wonderful that you reused them. It looks awesome!

  2. Wonderful! I love that she came up with this idea all by herself - those are the best kind of creative activities - when the child is truly the creative one.

  3. Great activity - and fun window decorations! I love the idea of recycling packing peanuts. Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  4. Awesome idea- I love how it is a recycled craft! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

  5. Your snowflakes turned out super cute! I also wanted to invite you to link up at mY TGIF linky party -
    Beth =-)

  6. SIMPLY PERFECT! My kids will love it! They are for ever playing with packing peanuts! (Getting them everywhere...)

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!