Today is Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day! A perfect winter craft for the kids and fun for the adults too! Making snowflakes can be as easy or as intricate as you want. In honor of the day, I found 13 amazing snowflake crafts to brighten up your cold winter day!
It turns out that just like a snowflake, no two snowflake crafts are alike! There is much to choose from. So go grab your scissors and get ready to make something amazing!
3D Paper Snowflakes by Lady Face Blog
Snowflakes start as ice crystals that are the size of a speck of dust. When the crystals fall they join up with other crystals to form a snowflake. The size of the snowflake depends on how many crystals hook together.
Beaded Snowflakes by Tuts Plus
Every snowflake is made up of at least 200 ice crystals, and most snowflakes are in the form of six sides. The popular saying is that no two snowflakes are alike even though there really is no scientific proof of that.
Snowman Snowflake Pattern by Fred Gonsowski
Did you know? The world’s largest snowflake was reported to be 15 inches across and 8 inches thick! The Guinness Book of World Records states that this giant snowflake was found at Fort Keogh, Montana on January 28, 1887.
Colorful Paper Snowflakes by Krokotak
The most snow ever recorded in a 24 hour period in the US was in Silver Lake, Colorado in 1921. A snowfall of 76 inches in just one day!
Quilled Aluminum Snowflakes by Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom
Folks stock up when the weatherman predicts a snowstorm. You would think that they would stock up on water, firewood and such, but you would be thinking wrong. The most popular items to stock up on are cakes, candy and cookies!
Tortilla Snowflakes from Parent’s Magazine
World Record Snowfall: How about 1,140 inches of snow in a winter season? Mt. Baker ski area in Washington State holds that record for the 1998/1999 winter season.
DIY Star Wars Snowflakes Patterns by Matters of Grey
What is a Blizzard?: Well, you need three things to occur:
- Lose visibility for 1/4 mile.
- Winds need to be 35 miles an hour or more.
- The storm must last at least 3 hours
- If any of these conditions are less, it is only a snowstorm.
Snowflake Stones with Bling by Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom
Did you know? One inch of rain equals about ten inches of snow. The reason has to do with air trapped in the snow ice crystals and the density of the snow.
Quilled Paper Snowflake by Craft and Fun
Is it ever too cold to snow? Well, technically, no. But snow does require some source of moisture, which is not as plentiful in colder air. Most heavy snowfalls occur when air temperatures near the ground are around -9 degrees Celsius or warmer, as air can hold more water vapor at warmer temperatures.
Winter Wool Snowflake by Better Homes and Gardens
Did you know that snow is a great insulator? Igloos work on the basis of using snow as insulation. Fresh, undisturbed snow includes lots of air trapped among the snow crystals. Since the air can barely move, heat transfer is greatly reduced. Fresh, uncompacted snow typically is 90-95% trapped air.
Rustic Snowflakes by Little Things Bring Smiles
Fear of snow is called Chionophobia! Apparently if you suffer from chionophobia, it is best not to live in Northern Washington State. Or brave a dinner plate sized snowflake from Montana!
Beaded Snowflake by Craftster
Enjoy the snow that this time of year may deliver, and make up some beautiful snowflakes to celebrate the winter season!
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