Cupcake Case Snowflakes

For today's super easy frugal Christmas craft we've raided our kitchen cupboards & found... cupcake cases! 

As a child I remember making snowflakes from paper doilies, but as we're rather short of those in our house (we're so unsophisticated) my girl created hers from cupcake cases.

She started by folding the cupcake case in half, & then half again, & again. Then she cut small shapes along the edges (leaving a few spaces) & carefully unfolded to reveal the patterns. Any cupcake/bun cases are perfect for this craft, & coloured/patterned cases make beautiful snowflakes.

Cutting the shapes out to create the patterns was a neat way to explore shapes, & fractions as we folded the paper.

With a piece of sticky tac on the back of the snowflakes, we turned our windows into wonderful wintry scenes. My girl kept some snowflakes back so she could throw them around the room to see which ones floated the best! Another great opportunity to explore shape & design.

Simple snowflakes that look beautiful floating, or decorating windows!